"Kung Hee Fat Choy "is the Chinese greeting for the new year. To find some fun ideas (paper) visit http://origami-n-stuff4kids.blogspot.com/
Now, for my newest recipe. For some reason most of what has caught my interest is asian influenced. This is another one. I first tried this in September, 2008, but my policy is not to put a recipe in my cookbook until I have made it twice. Somehow this recipe got lost. Although it is very easy and quick, I do have to make sure that I have a mango and cashews at the same time. I planned ahead, and it passed.
Mango Cashew Chicken
(recipe from "Ask Aiada" on Food Network)
3 table. peanut oil 2 table. soy sauce
3-4 table. honey
2-4 chicken breasts (cubed)
Combine and marinate in fridge at least 30 mins.
In oiled pan stir until you can smell it
(I almost always chop my onions and peppers LARGE so that kidults can pick out what they do not like)
1/2 yellow/white onion-chopped
3 cloves chopped garlic
Then add marinated chicken with marinade
Saute' (stir fry/ stir) until chicken is cooked thru
Then addd and heat
1 mango-peeled and cubed
1 cup (or more) toasted cashews (toasting brings out the flavour to toast shake over heat in dry pan until lightly browned)
Stir fry until warm and flavours are well blended
cooked rice-some (cold or warm)
2 table. sesame oil (can use toasted if you have it)
about 1/4 cup toased sesame seeds
I served this with a salad, but I used a romaine lettuce leaf and made a wrap. It worked and was quite good.
Everyone liked this (again). It is now in my REAL cookbook.
This recipe works great with advanced preparation. Use left-over rice. Start chicken marinating earlier in the day. Toast your cashews and sesame seeds when you have time, and cube mango and put in fridge in a container.
This is the last week-end to enter the drawing for the sweet hat. You can enter up to 3 times on the 1 February post.