Thursday, September 21, 2006

Cashhhhewww

I made yummy Cashew Chicken for dinner tonight. Mmmmm! I used this simple recipe that we've talked about before on this blog. Great flavors, little prep and a quick time in the pan and soon you're filling your belly with a really tasty and pretty healthy dinner.


Normally I would have green pepper in there, but Giant had the most god awful looking green peppers I've seen in ages. Shameful!

I really love the colors in this pan though...all that orange. How can you not be happy and excited for dinner with that great color!

OK, there's some green-1 whole jalapeno. I decided tonight it would have been appropriate and tasty to add some basil leaves at this point. I didn't because I'm wee bit lazy and didn't want to go to the garden to get the basil. Ha...garden!

If I am dead in a day or two, it's Giant's fault. The cashews we bought had the freshness seal/security seal, whatever it's called...opened! But what's cashew chicken without cashews? Not cashew chicken...so I added them a touch earlier than normal and allowed them cook in the hot sauce long enough to kill anything that might try to kill me! We'll see in a day or two if I'm still alive.

Enjoy!

8 comments:

Lady Brandenburg said...

We make this dish a LOT in our house. Love it.

Dancer in DC said...

Update - we are still alive, so apparently the cashews were not poisoned in some germ warfare plot.

Jon said...

Glad you guys aren't the next E. coli outbreak...

DC Food Blog said...

Wow. YOu are kind of the master of mis en place. Glad you are still alive.

ScottE. said...

I'm thinking the can of cashews was opened by a curious kid. They wanted to know what they tasted like...or someone who was just too hungry and it was an easy thing to get to?

I do like to prepare as much as possible before I start cooking otherwise...I either forget something or get crazy frazzled and don't enjoy the full process.

evan said...

hi i stumbled upon your blog. lovely food pics u have here :) im a foodie myself too and its great to know likeminded ppl. take care!

Stef said...

This looks so good - you're right, the carrots are gorgeous in the pan!

I bought a bag of cashews at Whole Foods recently but didn't realize I got "salted" instead of "lightly salted." Eeeeck. I can only eat a few at a time. Sadness.

Dancer in DC said...

Stef - you know you can give them a quick rinse and pat dry and most of that salt washes off? I sometimes do that when we have the cashew-pear-balsamic basil vinagrette salad.