Wednesday 30 January 2008

A perennial favourite

In many ways, M is a creature of habit. Food, is definitely one of those ways. There are certain dishes which he loves and if its on the menu, he will order it. One of those all-time favourites is Chicken with cashew nuts. It doesn't matter whether its done Thai style or Chinese style, he loves them all. So much so that I often tease him for it.

Don't get me wrong, I certainly have my favourite dishes as well but being a food lover, I find that there's still so much out there to try that I'm often loathe to miss out on tasting something new just to have one of my favourites again.

Given how much M loves his chicken with cashew nuts, it surprises me that its taken so long for the recipe to appear on my blog. Better late than never, though, as they always say. I served this for dinner last night, and needless to say, there were no leftovers.

Stir-Fried Chicken with Cashew Nuts
Adapted from Popular Thai Cuisine

300g chicken breast, sliced thinly
1/2 cup fried cashew nut
1/4 cup crisp-fried dried spur chili, cut into 1 cm pieces
1 red pepper, chopped into small pieces
1 small onion, sliced
1/3 cup spring onion, cut into 2 cm pieces
1/2 tbsp chopped garlic
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 tbsp fish sauce
1 tbsp dark soy sauce
2 tbsp cooking oil

Fry the garlic in oil over medium heat until golden and fragrant, add the chicken and cook until done.

Add onion, cashew nuts, fried dried chilies, red pepper and spring onion, stir well.

Season to taste with fish sauce, dark soy sauce and salt, stir again. Turn off the heat.

Spoon onto a serving dish and garnish with fresh coriander before serving.

Serves 4


Astra Libris said...

This looks beautiful! I've wanted to try making cashew chicken for a while - thank you for inspiring me with a recipe!

Annemarie said...

How nice it must have been to know that your dinner would go down so well. :)

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