I've been balancing out all that baking baking with some light meals... Please to enjoy more recipes from Jill Dupleix's Lighten Up.
Jill's satay is served with cucumber shavings, and a sort-of-peanut sauce. We turned the dish into a complete meal with some stir-fried veggies and steamed rice. The peanut sauce is a mixture of peanut butter, oyster sauce and a couple of other things. It tasted fine to me, but my mother complained that it wasn't a "true" Malaysian peanut sauce, made of crushed roasted peanuts mixed with oil and chilli. Well, duh!
Greek Meatballs with Panzanella
This was made for me as a surprise dinner on a workday. What a treat!
As I didn't make them, I can't tell you whether they were easy or not, but they tasted great! The almonds in the panzanella were substituted with pine nuts - yum yum. The meatballs were also tasty, but needed more sauce. I would add an extra tin of tomatoes (and more flavourings, correspondingly) next time.
Marinate chicken wings in various Asian cupboard staples for about an hour, then roast in a hot oven untily stickily brown and tasty. Easy, and compulsive.