Happy Easter – chili cashew chicken noodles
HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE!!
Now it doesn’t happen all too often that we have absolutely nothing planned for an entire two days, but these two Easter days are a lucky exception to that rule… So we started our day of with sleeping in late and then Tom made a lovely easter breakfast in bed for me. The weather was not especially nice, not after yesterday where we actually sat on a terrace outside for the first time this year! It was ok though but we decided to stay the day indoors and just relax a bit and catch up on emails, read blogs and stuff like that (well, that is what I did. Tom played some kind of game on the computer…. )
For dinner we had an easy one from Donna Hay’s chicken book; Chilli cashew chicken noodles. It was simple and nice enough for a quick meal!
Chili cashew chicken noodles
2 tbsp peanut oil
2 onions, sliced into wedges
4 large red chillies, seeded and chopped
1/4 cup (55 gr) of sugar
1 red capsicum (bell pepper) sliced
3/4 cup roasted unsalted cashew nuts
2 tbsp fish sauce
2 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp lemon juice
200 gr dried thick rice noodles, cooked and drained (I used Udon noodles)
1/4 cup of cilantro (coriander) leaves (which I forgot to get as you can tell from the photo)
Heat a wok or deep non-stick frying pan over high heat. Add the oil, onions, chillies and sugar and cook for 2 minutes. Remove from the pan and set aside. Add the chicken and cook, stirring, for 4 minutes or until the chicken is golden. Add the capsicum, cashews, fish sauce, soy, lemon juice, onion mixture and noodles. Cook, stirring, for 4 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with coriander. Serves 4.
And while I was trying to be quick about taking the photo; Gizmo kept getting in the way. She jumped on the table everytime I was about to snap a pic as you can tell from these two photos!
Recipe by Donna Hay