Friday, July 29, 2016

Vietnamese Style Chicken with Lemongrass & Toasted Cashews Recipe

I cooked this for the first time this afternoon. The ingredients work incredibly well together. Life is full of polar opposites like man and woman, black and white, day and night, hot and cold - the list is endless. The ingredients here follow the yin yang philosophy explaining why the dish worked out so well as a whole unit.


Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins

Ingredients
1 tblsp vegetable oil
50g roasted unsalted cashews
2 small dried chillies, chopped
1 stalk lemongrass, chopped 
2 cloves of crushed garlic
1 bunch of spring onions
1 chicken breast
1/4 tsp sugar
2 tbsp light soy sauce
1 tbsp fish sauce
120g basmati rice
275ml chicken stock

Instructions:
1. In a bowl add the sugar, soy sauce and fish sauce 

2. Heat a wok or heavy based pan. Add a little oil, once sizzling add the dried chillies, followed by the garlic.

3. Slice the chicken into 1 inch cubes. Add the chicken in small amounts and stir-fry until golden. Remove the chicken from wok.

4. In the empty wok, add the cashew nuts and stir fry, followed by the lemongrass. Add the bowl of sauces, then the chicken stock. Stir fry until the sauces are covering the chicken.  Add the remaining ingredients including the spring onions and stir fry for a further minute.

5. Serve with basmati rice 

Serves: 2