By: Sydne S. E Online
Chinese food was a takeout-only standard until Michael Chow came
on the scene, bringing everyone from Fifth Avenue to Rodeo Drive a taste of
Asian luxury. Now, a different Mr. Chow has stepped in. Philippe Chow, who is no
relation to Michael except that he worked as the executive chef at Mr. Chow's
Lower East Side branch, has opened his own New York restaurant. In the past six
months, it has become one of the hottest places to eat and be seen eating.
The likes of Jessica Biel, Denzel Washington, Jake Gyllenhaal and Mariah Carey all nosh on creative noodles, dumplings and lettuce wraps. One of the most popular dishes is Philippe's chicken satay, which was served to Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale at their anniversary dinner last year, where they were joined by baby Kingston and 25 of Gwen's L.A.M.B. pals.
Even if you can't make it to the Big Apple, you can still have a bite of this delicious dish. Here's how to prepare it:
Philippe's Chicken Satay
1 qt. heavy cream
Pinch of salt
20 oz. peanut butter
Prepare chicken breasts by cutting them lengthwise to 1/4-inch-thick strips. This can be done with a very sharp chef’s knife or a meat slicer. Skewer strips onto bamboo skewers and marinate in a mixture of cornstarch, egg and tomato extract for a day.
To make the satay sauce, heat the quart of heavy cream until it boils. Allow to simmer for at least five minutes, and then add sugar, pinch of salt and a dash of the chili flakes. Once incorporated, add the peanut butter. Bring mixture to a simmer, and cook until thick.
Sauté the marinated chicken in a wok. Pour sauce on top of cooked chicken and serve.