Well, apparently growing older, or maybe living in a new country does affect your tastes... A few years ago, or even last week I would have told you that I hate cashews, and I probably wouldn't have bothered cooking it. I didn't, until today, either. What changed? Well I went over to a friend's house and she'd made a salad for lunch - it had cashews in it. I figured I'd just eat around them but I guess one was hiding under a piece of lettuce or something and so it ended up on my fork. What do you do then? Just eat it :-) To my surprise, it tasted just like a peanut (which I do like), so I happily ate the rest of my salad, cashews and all. This led me to this recipe. My husband requested some more Asian dishes, and my mom has made this before.
What you need:
500g Kefen (snow peas)
500g Champignon (mushrooms)
1 Zwiebeln Bund (1 bunch spring onions - usually 3 to a bunch)
1 can Bambussprossen (Bamboo Shoots)
250ml Huhnbouillon (chicken bouillon)
1/4 cup sojasauce (soy sauce)
2 tbls corn starch
1/2 tsp zucker (sugar) and salz (salt)
1/4 c sonnenblumenol
1 package cashews
Using only the green part of the onions, slice them into 1 inch pieces and then slice the ends to make a fan.
Slice the white part of the onion into 1/4 inch pieces
In a small bowl, combine the soy sauce, cornstarch, sugar and salt.
Add remaining oil and then add the chicken, cook about 2-5 minutes, until done. Add snow peas, mushrooms, and broth. Cover and simmer for 2 minutes.
Add the bamboo shoots and stir in the soy sauce mixture. Cook until thickened, stirring constantly and then simmer for 1 minute uncovered.
Mix in the spring onions and top with the toasted cashews.
Directions, or from the back of the package from Coop (translated)
Bring 7.5dl of water with 300g of quinoa to a boil. Add 1 tsp of salt. Turn down to low heat and simmer for 15 minutes, or until the quinoa has absorbed all the water.
Conclusions: It was good - but next time I think I will add either cabbage or bok choy (Asia Store). The Cashews had a touch of paprika on them and they were very good.