Thursday, May 22, 2008

Chicken and Vegetable Cashew Stir Fry

Chicken and Vegetable Cashew Stir Fry
Chef Christopher Sotkovsky, CEC, CCE
Yield: 4 servings

2 tbsp dark soy sauce
2 tsp rice wine vinegar
1 tbsp hoisin sauce
1 tbsp miso paste or oyster sauce
1 tsp cornstarch
1/2 tsp chili garlic sauce
1/2 cup chicken broth (low sodium)

2 tbsp safflower or canola oil
1 tsp fresh grated ginger
1 tsp garlic, finely chopped
1/4 cup scallions, sliced thinly
8 oz-1 lb chicken or tofu, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
2 cups vegetables, sliced thin (any vegetables, and/or baby corn and water chestnuts)
2 cups sprouts and shoots, fresh
1/2 cup roasted cashews

Mix first 7 ingredients in jar, shake until smooth.
Heat wok over high heat until a drop of water evaporates within 1-2 seconds of contact. Add 2 tbsp oil. When oil begins to smoke, add ginger and garlic, and stir-fry 5 seconds, then add scallions and stir-fry 30 seconds. Add chicken, stir-fry 30 seconds. Add rest of vegetables and stir-fry until softened, 3-5 minutes.
Shake broth mixture, pour into wok and stir-fry until sauce is slightly thickened, about 2 minutes. Return mixture just to a boil, top with cashews, toss and serve.

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