Super kids friendly, non-spicy, easy satay recipes to make! Kecap Manis, an Indonesian word is literally translated to “Sweet Soy Sauce”.
Kecap manis (pronounced KEH-chup MAH-nees) is an Indonesian sweet soy sauce with a molasses consistency and a dark brown color. Flavored with garlic, star anise, soybeans, and palm sugar, the sauce is more syrupy and complex than commonplace soy sauce.
Typically sold in Asian markets, kecap manis can be used as a condiment or marinade for satays and grilled meats. It is also a staple ingredient in many traditional dishes of Indonesia.
These satays are also great thrown on family BBQs and requires very little ingredients to put together. Yet it has a distinctive slighly caramelized flavour derived from the palm sugar in the kecap manis. The girls never really handled raw meat before, so it is quite a chuckle to watch them cringe by the texture while they marinade and skewer those meat pieces onto the sticks.
Try them for an easy family recipe, and have it served with Easy Flatbreads and Mango, Avocado Salsa! It will be a tasty, healthy, Asian taco affair!