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Minced Seafood Satay is probably one of the most popular Balinese Dishes. This is an authentic Balinese dish is made from minced seafood or meat mixed with grated coconut and aromatic Balinese spices paste. The delicate flavor of fish is greatly improved if you can find spears of fresh lemongrass to use as skewers, and if you can cook them over a fire of coconut husks rather than charcoal. Balinese minced Seafood Satay has beautiful distinct flavors. Instead of being doused in rich sweet peanut sauce, it is served plain, fresh off the grill without any sauce–letting the sweet flavors of char-grilled seafood and exotic spices burst in the mouth.

Try our special recipe and surprise your family, trust us – they will be asking for a second helping. Read on for the full recipe below and have an authentic Balinese experience. If you want to cook it at home, here is the recipe for you.


  • 400g skinned boneless
  • 400g shrimp peeled and cleaned
  • 1 cup freshly grated coconut
  • ½ cup desiccated coconut moisten with the same amount of coconut milk
  • ½ cup seafood spice paste
  • 3 kaffir lime leaves, chopped
  • 1 pinch black peppercorns, finely crushed to taste
  • 1 pinch salt to taste
  • 3-5 bird’s eye chilies, very finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp palm sugar
  • Lemon grass or sate skewers


  1. Mince fish fillet and prawns very finely in a food processor.
  2. Add all other ingredients and mix well
  3. Mold a heaped table spoon full of this mixture around a wooden skewer or over trimmed stalks of lemon grass.
  4. Grill over very charcoal until golden brown, basting frequently.
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