Amsterdam – Street Adventures
If you visit Amsterdam and don’t experience the food, you’re going to miss a huge piece of the culture. Exploring the city and peering down each little alleyway of City Center, I couldn’t help noticing the colorful sweets in every other shop window. Almost every store front was either a coffee shop, restaurant, or a dessert shop. This may be a bold assumption but I believe the dessert and Sweets shops are open late and supported by the cannabis culture… Demand creating jobs and boosting economy, how about that for a concept. (Please see the following post for a sweet treat from Amsterdam)
We arrived in Amsterdam starving but we couldn’t just settle for anything. We started walking down one canal street after the next. My husband, and I have an ongoing joke that whatever country we are in we always find the best Thai Food… we may have found a new favorite tucked inside a strip of leaning buildings.
The amount of walking required to navigate the city was easily dismissed with how beautiful the city was. Each section was different from the last, hidden coffee shops, pubs, art galleries, food trucks, museums and parks.. I could spend weeks in Amsterdam. Most people bike to commute. The city streets are lined with bicycles, it was pretty cool to see such a green city in action but I’m glad we were able to see the streets on foot and take our time exploring up close.
We received several recommendations on cool spots to eat but honestly, we picked places based on look, feel, vibe and hunger levels as we walked the city. We partook in desserts as we saw fit.
The Peanut Satay from the little Thai Restaurant we visited was so on point we went back the following night and ordered the same thing. I had to come home and share. Here you go! Hope you enjoy.
Ingredients I Used:
1 lb of chicken breast cubed or stripped for skewers)
lime wedges for garnish
cilantro or fresh mint for garnish
For The Peanut Sauce:
1 can of coconut milk (light or regular)
2 tsp fish sauce
1 tsp tamari or soy sauce
1+ tablespoon sugar (I used agave)
1 tablespoon Thai red curry paste
1 teaspoon fresh minced garlic
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
1 pinch of salt to taste
For Chicken Marinade:
2 tsp sugar (I used agave)
2 tbs crunchy peanut butter
1/2 cup coconut milk
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp Sriracha or chili sauce
1/2 tsp fish sauce
1/4 cup chopped yellow onion
For Those Tracking Diet:
This Recipe Makes 4 Servings, per serving listed;
Fat: 26 g
Total Calories: 394
(*keep in mind, these numbers are based off of consuming all of the dipping sauce,
you will for sure have extra to spread on chicken for meal prep, veggies, pour over rice or
This Is How I Made It:
Cube or strip the raw chicken breast
Mix the marinade ingredients and place the chicken breast in the marinade. Let sit for atlas 1 hour, 2+ makes for a much more flavorful chicken bite)
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with tin foil. Put the chicken breast on the skewers. Once the oven is heated, place the skewers in the oven on the lined cookie sheet and bake for 18-25 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. All ovens are different so keep an eye out.
While the chicken is cooking, mix all the satay ingredients except the lime in a sauce pan over medium heat. Allow the sauce to come to a light boil then pull off the heat. Add the lime juice one wedge at a time to taste.
Once the chicken is done, serve with peanut dipping sauce, garnish with Sriracha for a little heat, cilantro and crushed peanuts. Yum!