The World of Satay

Beef Satay

Beef Satay

Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten created this intensely flavorful contemporary satay. Get the recipe for Beef Satay »Todd Coleman

There's nothing more delicious than satay fresh off the grill, when the skewers of seasoned meats are hot, juicy, and infused with the flavor of smoldering charcoal. Though it's the ultimate southeast Asian snack, satay is believed to be a descendant of the kebabs that Middle Eastern merchants introduced to Java, in western Indonesia, in the eighth century. Local cooks adapted the dish to include indigenous ingredients, and in the centuries that followed, satay proliferated, resulting in countless regional variations.