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Friday, February 24, 2012

Stir Fried Shrimps with Cashew Nuts , Celery and Asparagus


Here's another dish that will make your mouth water or not ....

As with most Chinese dishes , this one's not only colorful and full of veggies but very simple and easy to make . Healthy , too , if you just overlook the deep fried cashew nuts hee hee  

This is a popular dish during Chinese New Year but since the ingredients are very easy to find all year round , you can make this anytime it takes your fancy . 

Again , there's no need to measure the ingredients , I didn't . Just trust your taste buds .

I added some asparagus and about a teaspoon of chili garlic sauce .


Got this recipe from a cookbook which stupid me forgot the title tsk tsk  -__-" Gotta borrow that book again to give credit to the author .

300 grams medium-sized shrimps or prawns
80 grams cashew nuts
120 grams celery , sliced
some carrot slices
a clove garlic , minced
1 tsp ginger , finely chopped
a sprinkle of Chinese wine , optional

Seasoning : 1 tsp salt , 1/2 tsp sugar , 1 tsp oyster sauce , 1/2 tsp chicken powder , pinch of pepper
                 1 tsp cornstarch and 4 T water , mix together  

* Mix shrimps with 2 tsp egg whites , 1/4 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp cornstarch . Refrigerate for an hour ; you can either deep-fry or shallow-fry (or pan-fry ) the shrimps .
* Blanch celery and carrots so as asparagus if using , drain and set aside .
* Heat up some oil in a wok or a pan , sauté garlic and ginger , sprinkle wine ; add in celery , carrots , asparagus , shrimps and  chili garlic sauce ; stir fry for a minute and mix well until combined . Add in the seasoning and the cornstarch mixture ; stir thoroughly until well incorporated ; add in some nuts , mix well . Dish up . Sprinkle more nuts if prefer .
* Great on its own but best serve with rice .

* How to cook/fry cashew nuts :  Before deep-frying , soak the cashew nuts in hot water for 15 minutes , drain well . Cashew nuts must be deep fried in hot wok but cold oil over low heat . Transfer to a plate when the nuts floats and its color turned golden brown . 

17 comments:

  1. ohhh..yeah...this looks soooooooooooo good & tempting..;)

    Tasty Appetite

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  2. Hey this looks colorful and tasty.Love the shrimps.

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  3. Oh, yummy, give me some right now feel so hungry!

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  4. Oh yes it does make my mouth water....I love cashew nuts in stir frys....they add crunch and extra flavour :-)

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  5. this is going to boost my appetite!

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  6. Love delicious stir fries like this! Perfect for Lenten Fridays!

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  7. This is definitely a dish that would leave a mystery plate. In other words, there would be nothing left on my plate after eating it. You can even call the people from the lab, but even they would not be able to tell from the plate.
    I love everything about this, crunchy crispy goodness! Have a great weekend!

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  8. Hey Anne! I was thinking to cook this two days ago but I forgot to buy celery when I was in the market :D

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  9. we have cashew nuts at this time. Maybe I should try a recipe with nuts!

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  10. SO beautiful and delicious! I love every single ingredient...yum!

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  11. simple n flavorful......loved it :-)

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  12. mmm love the look of this! and so healthy too! although of course the cashews are my favorite part :)

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  13. I am going to try it-adding it to the favourite list, simply the type of Chinese cooking which I like:)


    Life and travelling
    Cooking

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