Veal Satay
Veal skewers with a peanut dipping sauce

Veal Satay

Veal Satay is a quick and easy recipe that can be done in less than 30 minutes. This dish would be great to make as an appetizer, for game day, a party, or even for camping. You can never go wrong with food on a stick!
Wooden skewers, like the classic bamboo skewers pictured above, can burn easily over a hot grill. Soaking them in warm water for somewhere between 10 to 30 minutes before threading them will keep the skewers from cooking along with the food. The meat on the skewers themselves have a nice flavor, so the dipping sauce is not a must. But it does give the dish an extra flavor boost. Make lots because this dish is a big hit and the plate will be cleared fast!
We have another veal recipe on a stick for you, check out these Grilled Moroccan Keftas!
Recipe developed by Colleen aka Souffle Bombay!

Prep Time:
15 minutes

Cook Time:
6 minutes

Total Time:
21 minutes



  • 1/4 cup sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup olive or grapeseed oil
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3 TBS garlic paste (or 3 cloves of garlic minced)
  • 1 TBS ginger paste or minced ginger
  • 2 pounds of veal cutlets
  • Scallions

Peanut Sauce for Dipping (optional)

  • 6 TBS smooth peanut butter
  • 3 TBS honey
  • 1 teaspoon ginger paste
  • 1 TBS garlic paste
  • 2 TBS rice wine vinegar
  • 1 TBS soy sauce
  • 3 TBS water (more or less based on thickness preferred)
  • Optional garnish of chopped peanuts


  1. Combine marinade ingredients in a bowl and whisk to combine, set aside.
  2. Slice veal cutlets into long strips about 1/2 inch thick.
  3. Add veal strips to the marinade and marinate for 2 hours.
  4. When ready to cook, skewer the meat onto metal or wooden skewer (thread the meat onto the skewer over, under, over, under like an accordion). If using wood skewers, soak them in water first.
  5. Cook on your outdoor grill or indoor grill pan or frying pan (med-high) until done. About 3 minutes or less per side).
  6. Plate skewers and enjoy as is or serve Peanut Dipping sauce alongside or drizzled over.

To Make Optional Peanut Sauce:

  1. Combine all dipping sauce ingredients together in a small bowl and whisk until smooth. Taste and adjust. If you want a little heat, add in a sprinkle of cayenne pepper.
  2. Scrape sauce into a small ramekin or drizzle overtop warm Satay.
  3. Add more or less water based on preference for a thicker or thinner sauce.

Recipe Video

Nutritional Information Per Serving




Saturated Fat




less than 2g