We eat at our house, a lot. I used to be really good at documenting it. But lately I have been a little lax on blogging. Since I promised I was going to blog about food this month, I better get on it. Tonight we had Cashew Chicken for supper over white rice.
- 3 Tbs. soy sauce
- 1 Tbs. rice wine or dry sherry
- 2 tsp. grated fresh ginger
- 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into
- 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tsp. Asian sesame oil
- 1/2 tsp. sugar
- 1/4 tsp. cornstarch
- 3 Tbs. corn or peanut oil
- 2 green onions, chopped
- 1 cup salted roasted cashews
- Steamed rice for serving
In a large bowl, stir together 2 Tbs. of the soy sauce, the wine and ginger. Stir in the chicken to coat evenly and set aside for 15 minutes.
Make the sauce
In a small bowl, combine 2 Tbs. water, the remaining 1 Tbs. soy sauce, the Worcestershire sauce, sesame oil, sugar and cornstarch, and stir to dissolve the sugar and cornstarch.
Stir-fry the chicken
Heat a wok or large fry pan over high heat until very hot and add 2 Tbs. of the corn oil. Remove the chicken from the marinade, draining it well, and discard the marinade. Add the chicken to the wok and stir-fry until opaque, about 3 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the chicken to a bowl.
Return the wok to medium heat and add the remaining 1 Tbs. corn oil. Add the green onions and stir-fry until fragrant, about 10 seconds. Return the chicken to the wok and add the cashews. Give the sauce a quick stir, add to the pan and stir until the sauce thickens slightly, 1 to 2 minutes. Serve immediately with the steamed rice. Serves 4.
Adapted from Williams-Sonoma Food Made Fast Series, Asian, by Farina Wong Kingsley