Sri Lankan Sates

Sri Lanka

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  • Serves


    As an Appetizer
    • Difficulty


Appears in
The Barbecue Bible

By Steven Raichlen

Published 1998

  • About

Most people associate satés (aka satays) with Southeast Asia, particularly with Indonesia, Malaysia, or Singapore. But you also find them in Sri Lanka—a notion that isn’t as far-fetched as it might seem. The principle of kebabs seems to have arrived in Indonesia with Arab traders in the twelfth century A.D. Sri Lanka certainly could have been a stopping point on the way. Or maybe, and even more likely, meat on a stick was an obviously good idea that sprang up in many parts of the world at o