Beef Satay with Chinese Spices and Cucumber Relish
Seattle may be the birthplace of designer coffee, but it is also a world leader in Pacific Rim cooking. The best place to sample it is the restaurant Wild Ginger, where a house specialty is satay, tiny skewers of grilled meat. My version marinates in soy sauce and five-spice powder and is served with Malaysian peanut sauce and a cool cucumber relish.
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