Vegan Satay Skewers (soy curls) • It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken


These vegan satay skewers are marinated in creamy coconut curry sauce, then grilled to perfection and served with spicy peanut sauce, and garnished with limes and chopped peanuts! Hello, deliciousness! These skewers are a super impressive appetizer or can be enjoyed as a main served with rice and veggies.

These vegan satay skewers are marinated in creamy coconut curry sauce, then grilled to perfection and served with spicy peanut sauce, and garnished with limes and chopped peanuts! Hello, deliciousness! These skewers are a super impressive appetizer or can be enjoyed as a main served with rice and veggies. #itdoesntastelikechicken #veganrecipes #soycurls

The “meat” in this recipe is made with soy curls. I’m a huge fan of soy curls, they are just so easy to cook and are so tasty with the perfect meaty texture. So far I have used them to make Lemon Garlic Soy Curls, Vegan Jerk BBQ Soy Curls, Soy Curl Tacos, and even used them to make vegan shrimp!

I was browsing Pinterest the other day and saw a recipe for chicken satay and I knew immediately that soy curls would be the perfect vegan alternative! I gave the recipe a test run, and by golly I was right. My husband and I managed to polish off the ENTIRE PLATE of vegan satay skewers for dinner. Whoops!

These vegan satay skewers are marinated in creamy coconut curry sauce, then grilled to perfection and served with spicy peanut sauce, and garnished with limes and chopped peanuts! Hello, deliciousness! These skewers are a super impressive appetizer or can be enjoyed as a main served with rice and veggies. #itdoesntastelikechicken #veganrecipes #soycurls

WHAT ARE SOY CURLS?

If you are new to soy curls, they are this amazing affordable 1-ingredient gluten-free dried soy product. Soy curls are bland in flavor with a light chewy texture. This makes them the perfect vehicle for sucking up any marinade you give them. I always keep a few bags in my pantry at all times. You can find soy curls at bulk food stores, health food stores, vegan grocers, or on amazon.

Soy Curl Substitute for vegan satay skewers

While soy curls can be easy to find in some parts of the world, they can be very difficult to find, or very costly in other places. Soy Chunks, Soya Chunks, and TVP Chunks are all basically the same thing, just in different shapes, so try looking out for those instead. You could also try subbing extra-firm tofu but it won’t work exactly the same. 

No skewer option

Don’t want to spend time skewering the soy curls? No problem! Simply drain the excess liquid from the marinated soy curls. Stir fry soy curls in a bit of oil in a non-stick frying pan until they are heated through and charred in places. Eat with a fork and enjoy on top of rice served with peanut sauce.

Mix together the marinade ingredients

How to Make Vegan Satay Skewers:

Marinate the soy curls: To a medium bowl, mix together the coconut milk, vegetable broth, soy sauce, fresh ginger, sugar, curry powder, and garlic. Warm in the microwave for about 1 minute until the marinade is warm.

Marinate the soy curls until they are softened.

Add the soy curls and stir to coat in the marinade. Cover and let soak for about 10 minutes, stirring the soy curls halfway through. After about 10 minutes the soy curls should have softened and sucked up most of the marinade. If the soy curls are still firm in some spots, you can put the bowl with the marinade and soy curls back in the microwave for 30 – 60 seconds, toss again, and let rest for a few minutes more, until softened.

Skewer the soy curls!

Skewer the soy curls: Once the soy curls have softened and soaked up most of the marinade you can skewer them. Take a bamboo skewer and gently thread the soy curl pieces onto the skewers. Some soy curls will be longer and can be folded back and forth to stick them on, and other pieces might be smaller and can just be threaded on without any folding.

If you are not cooking the skewers right away, you can store the skewers in the fridge for cooking later. Place the skewers in a dish, pour any leftover marinade over top, and cover. The skewers should keep fresh in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Grill the vegan satay skewers until charred in some spots.

Grill the soy curls: When ready to cook the soy curls, heat a grill, grill pan, griddle, or frying pan. Brush with grill or pan with oil, and cook the soy curls a few minutes per side until they are chared in some places. Serve hot with the peanut sauce on the side and garnish with peanuts, lime wedges, and cilantro if desired.

Make the peanut sauce.

Make the peanut sauce: Add all of the peanut sauce ingredients to a small bowl and mix well.

These vegan satay skewers are marinated in creamy coconut curry sauce, then grilled to perfection and served with spicy peanut sauce, and garnished with limes and chopped peanuts! Hello, deliciousness! These skewers are a super impressive appetizer or can be enjoyed as a main served with rice and veggies. #itdoesntastelikechicken #veganrecipes #soycurls

These vegan satay skewers are:

  • super meaty
  • bursting with flavor
  • a great appetizer or main
  • a crowd-pleaser!

More delicious soy curl recipes you might enjoy:

Easy Soy Curl Tacos
Vegan Lemon Garlic Soy Curls
Coconut Crusted Vegan Shrimp
Vegan Jerk BBQ Soy Curls

 

If you try this recipe let us know by leaving a comment, rating it, and don’t forget to tag @itdoesnttastelikechicken on Instagram.
Bon appetegan!
Sam Turnbull.

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Vegan Satay Skewers

These vegan satay skewers are marinated in creamy coconut curry sauce, then grilled to perfection and served with spicy peanut sauce, and garnished with limes and chopped peanuts! Hello, deliciousness! These skewers are a super impressive appetizer or can be enjoyed as a main served with rice and veggies.

Prep Time20 mins

Cook Time10 mins

Total Time30 mins

Course: Appetizer, Main Course

Cuisine: Indonesian, Thai

Servings: 14 recipe makes 10 – 16 skewers depending on how many soy curls you put on each skewer

Calories: 65kcal

Ingredients

For the marinade:

  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • ½ cup vegetable broth
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger minced or grated
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 3 cloves garlic minced or pressed
  • 2 cups (4oz) dry soy curls

For the peanut sauce:

  • ¼ cup natural peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons leftover marinade or coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoons lime juice
  • ½ tablespoon Sriracha (or to taste) optional for spice
  • 1 clove garlic minced or pressed

To garnish (optional):

  • ¼ cup roasted salted peanuts
  • 1 lime cut into wedges
  • 1 handful cilantro roughly chopped

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Instructions

  • Marinate the soy curls: To a medium bowl, mix together the coconut milk, vegetable broth, soy sauce, fresh ginger, sugar, curry powder, and garlic. Warm in the microwave for about 1 minute until the marinade is warm. Add the soy curls and stir to coat in the marinade. Cover and set aside for about 10 minutes, stirring the soy curls halfway through. After about 10 minutes the soy curls should have softened and sucked up most of the marinade. If the soy curls are still firm in some spots, you can put the bowl with the marinade and soy curls back in the microwave for 30 – 60 seconds, toss again, and let rest for a few minutes more, until softened.

  • Skewer the soy curls: Once the soy curls have softened and soaked up most of the marinade you can skewer them. Take a skewer and gently thread the soy curl pieces onto the skewers. Some soy curls will be longer and can be folded back and forth to stick them on, and other pieces might be smaller and can just be threaded on without any folding. If you are not cooking the skewers right away, you can store the skewers in the fridge for cooking later. Place the skewers in a dish, pour any leftover marinade over top, and cover. The skewers should keep fresh in the fridge for up to 3 days.
  • Make the peanut sauce: Add all of the peanut sauce ingredients to a small bowl and mix well.

  • Grill the soy curls: When ready to cook the soy curls, heat a grill, grill pan, or griddle. Brush with the grill or pan with oil, and cook the soy curls a few minutes per side until they are chared in some places. Serve hot with the peanut sauce on the side and garnish with peanuts, lime, and cilantro if desired.

Notes

Soy Curl Substitute: while soy curls can be easy to find in some parts of the world, they can be very difficult to find, or very costly in other places. Soy Chunks, Soya Chunks, TVP Chunks are all basically the same thing, just in different shapes, so try looking out for these instead. 
No skewer option: don’t want to spend time skewering the soy curls? No problem! Simply drain the excess liquid from the marinated soy curls. Fry the soy curls in a bit of oil in a non-stick frying pan until they are heated through and charred in places. Eat with a fork and enjoy on top of rice served with peanut sauce.

Nutrition

Serving: 1skewer without peanut sauce (recipe makes 14 skewers) | Calories: 65kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 180mg | Potassium: 50mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 21IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 2mg

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