When I was growing up making satay took two days. One day for pounding herbs and spices in a mortar and pestle into a marinade for the meat. The second day was for skewering pieces of meat on satay sticks as the aroma of the peanut satay sauce held up the hot summer air. It was labour intensive and time consuming but the pay off was worth it as you bit into the spiced meat drowned in the tangy sweet and spicy peanut sauce. I grew up with a mix of lamb and beef satays.