Sunday, March 27, 2011

西蘭花腰果炒蝦/Broccoli and Prawn Stir-Fried with Cashew Nut



This dish is not only healthy but it's also nutritious and very delicious.  My daughter loved eating the broccoli which absorbed all the flavour from the prawn and sauce.  I use salted cashew nuts that way I don't need to fry them in advance and I can give my daughter something to snack on. The cashew nuts add a very nice texture to the dish contrasting with the prawn and broccoli.  The ingredients are very simple and method is very easy.  This dish takes about 15 minutes to make.






Ingredients:

  • 1 lb prawns
  • 10 oz broccoli
  • 1 cup salted cashew nuts
  • 1 tbsp chopped garlic
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch water
  • 2 tbsp grape seed oil

To marinate the prawn:

  • Half tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cooking wine
  • Half tsp black pepper powder
  • 1 tsp cornstarch

Directions:

  1. Cut the prawns down the center of the back and take out the vein.  Marinate the prawns 5 minutes before cooking. 
  2. Bring half a medium pot of water to a boil.  Blanche broccoli in the boiling water, and then transfer to a plate. 
  3. In a nonstick medium saucepan or a wok, heat 1 tbsp oil over medium-high heat.  Add the marinated prawns to cook.  Stir and cook the prawn on both sides, until all the prawns are pink - about 5 minutes.  Transfer prawns to a plate. 
  4. Wash the wok, and then heat 1 tbsp oil over medium-high heat.  Add garlic, broccoli, prawn and cashew nuts.  Stir everything and add oyster sauce.  Mix everything evenly, and then pour the cornstarch water.  Make sure everything is mixed evenly and covered with sauce.  Transfer to a serving plate.  Now you are done!