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Chicken Cashew

After a years long and very unscientific study involving observing friends and family order at various Thai and Chinese restaurants I have determined that Cashew Chicken is a ridiculously popular dish. Despite this, I don’t remember having made it before.

Anyway, while I am amped up on stir fries this week I decided I should break that trend, I found this one in a book and made it the other night. It turned out well, I liked the basic coating, as it was a lighter version of coated fried chicken.


Besides tasting great, I like how the color turned out. Very fresh despite the slight coating.


What I used:

  • Three chicken thighs
  • Half cup of cornstarch
  • One egg
  • Broccoli florets
  • A red pepper sliced
  • Half an onion sliced
  • Soy sauce
  • Sherry
  • Oyster sauce
  • Handful of cashew
  • Several spring onions sliced

What I did:

  1. Cut the chicken into strips
  2. Dip them in a beaten egg then in cornflour
  3. Fry the chicken pieces up in an oiled wok, remove to paper towel lined bowl
  4. Once removed fry up broccoli then add onion and pepper
  5. Add 2T soy sauce, 2T sherry and 1T oyster sauce, stir together.
  6. Add chicken back into the wok, stir together sliced spring onions and cashews.
  7. Serve over rice.



Last night, just to mix it up a bit I made potatoes au gratin. Tonight I am returning to Asia with Lemongrass Marinated Beef….which reminds me I should go make the marinade.

Guten Appetit!


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Recovery Soup

Having had a stomach bug the last few days, I have been keeping my food options pretty boring. Fortunately the husband is not ill, so I had to think of something bland and boring that could easily be transformed into something enjoyable to the normal person as well. Here is what I came up with, an Asian inspired chicken noodle soup

20130102-184728.jpgMy bland and boring soup

David’s less boring soup

What I used:

  • dried asian noodles
  • chicken broth
  • chicken breast
  • seasonings
  • soy sauce
  • fresh ginger
  • spinach
  • mushroom
  • hot oil
  • sesame oil

What I did for the bland soup:

  1. sautéd diced chicken in soy sauce*
  2. season as it cooks
  3. meanwhile heat broth in a saucepan*
  4. add dried noodles cooking to soft
  5. add several slices of ginger*
  6. simmer until chicken is cooked
  7. add chicken and serve….

What I did next for the good stuff:

  1. sautéd sliced mushrooms
  2. wilt spinach in
  3. pour bland soup into bowl
  4. add a dash of sesame oil
  5. add appropriate amount of hot oil dashes (D took 6)
  6. add mushrooms and spinach and serve

* cooked chicken, noodles, broth, ginger and soy sauce all are recommended for eating when your stomach is recovering.

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