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Peanut Butter Pineapple Chicken and Tilapia Skewers

Posted Jun 10 2009 12:20am
As soon as I read aboutThe Great Peanut Butter Exhibition #6 - Barbeque, I began furiously looking for recipe ideas. I love peanut butter, and I really really love it in a savory dinner. I made thePeanut Butter Sauce that was posted last weekbecause I had so many recipes floating around in my head, but I knew that this grand masterpiece would be the recipe I would be entering into the contest. I created this recipe about 2 weeks before I actually made it, so my mouth has been watering for weeks just thinking about it. I was almost worried that it would be so built up in my mind that it would be a disappointment when I actually made it...WRONG!! It was everything I had hoped for and more!

I wanted to try this sauce with different types of meat, so I made chicken for the BF and tilapia for me. I chose tilapia since it is a pretty strong fish that doesn't flake apart as easily as other fish. This way it held up pretty well on the skewers and didn't come apart.

This recipe has a tropical, refreshing taste to it. It was an absolutely perfect meal on a hot evening served over sliced bananas and with grilled veggies on the side. It totally transported me back to my lazy vacation in Hawaii and I can't wait to devour left-overs!

Peanut Butter Pineapple Sauce:
1 cup Peanut Butter
1/4 cup Soy Sauce
1 1/2 Tablespoons Sesame Oil
3 Chopped Scallions
1/2 cup Diced Pineapple
1/4 cup Shredded Carrots
1 1/2 Tablespoons Minced Ginger
1/4 cup Water

1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl until well combined.
2. Transfer to a food processor or blender and pulverize!

Skewers:
Place wood skewers in water for 30 mins to prevent sticking. Reserve about 1/2 cup of Peanut Butter Pineapple Sauce for serving. Marinate 1/2 inch chunks of chicken and/or tilapia in the remaining Peanut Butter Pineapple Sauce for up to 30 mins. Alternate 1/2 inch chunks of Pineapple with chunks of fish or chicken on skewer. Grill until chicken or fish is cooked through.

I placed skewers over sliced banana and drizzled lightly with sauce to serve. It is also great over rice! Oh my god, foodgasm extreme! Everyone cross your fingers to see if my submission wins the Barbeque Exhibition!


I've been eyeing the macadamia nut butter from Mara Natha online since I can't find it in any stores, and this recipe would be absolutely perfect for it if I ever feel like changing it up from pb. Perhaps I will have to buy it now...
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