I was born in Holland and raised on things like this, and while I found a pretty good store bought satay marinade (from Asian Home Gourmet) to mimic the one I remember from Holland and much like the one my late dad, (a pro chef), used to make, I am still looking for a top notch recipe to make from scratch. Most of my dad's cookbooks were in either Dutch or German and I was unable to read either, even though I learned to speak the languages when I was younger. However, having been in Canada since 1954, I've lost most of my languages and my mother tongue is now English.
If anybody has ever travelled to Holland and had the opportunity to dine on a classic "Indonesian Rice Table" dinner while there, you will know the type of satay I am talking about. They can feature poultry, pork or beef, but the later two meats are the most common that I recall.
I make this to serve with Nasi Goering rice which is the ideal starch dish to accompany it and really enjoy it. If anybody has a marinade recipe to share that they believe is authentic, I'd be thrilled to be able to make it.
These satays were not as spicy as some of the other dishes traditionally served with the Rice Table menu, but often could have a nice bit of heat without ruining one's taste buds! A spicy peanut sauce is quite common to dip the meat into, but not essential.
I did find some recipes on line and will try out a blend of a couple of these recipes to test out them out, and I will use pork tenderloin to make the skewers with--if it measures up, I will post what I've learned. I've added a photo below of some I've made in the past using the packaged marinade from Asian Home Gourmet.
Thanks in advance!