Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Kung Po Chicken Updated!!!

This is my favourite dish from my entire collection....it's simple and extremely satisfying and everyone who's tasted it loved it...and the main reason?? It's my mom's recipe... :)

Cooked it today for my 'client'...and took the opportunity to update the picture.

Chicken 500g, cubed
15 dried chilli (originally recipe called for 30!!)
2 garlic clove, sliced
10 slices ginger
2 stalks spring onions, cut into 1 inch lengths
1 tsp sichuan pepper corns
1/2 cup toasted cashews
1 red capsicum, sliced
1 green capsicum, sliced

Season the chicken with 2 tsp light soya sauce, 2 tsp cornflour, 1 egg white.
Stir well and marinate for at least 20 mins.

1 1/2 tsp light soya sauce
1 1/2 tsp black soya sauce
3 tbsp wine
3 tsp black vinegar
2 tsp sesame oil
3 tbsp sugar
1 1/2 tsp cornflour
2 tbsp water

stir well to combine

Heat pan and add 2 tbsp oil. When it's hot, add chillies and fry til they are black and smoking. (warning: the smoke will make you cough and choke!!)
Toss in garlic, ginger and peppercorns and fry for 1-2 mins.
Add chicken and fry til 90% cooked.
Add capsicum and gravy and stir fry til chicken is cooked (when you can cut through the meat quite easily).
Add spring onion and nuts and stir through.
Serve with rice.


East Meets West Kitchen said...

Ooooh! I must try your mom's recipe! :)

ioyces said...

V: yes please!!!!