Sunday, May 20, 2007

About time

I haven't posted a recipe in a while because truth be told, scrambled eggs have been showing up on our dinner table way too many times to count. After long days with Maisie, the non-egg nights bring basic, fast cooking. I haven't done too much interesting cooking but the gorgeous mangoes that are in the markets now inspired me to dust off my pots, pans and cook top and brush up on my culinary skills.

This dinner was delicious so I've decided to share the recipe.

P51801771 Mango Thai Chicken

2 cups fresh mango, cubed
2 chili peppers, seeds removed
2 inch piece fresh ginger, sliced
4 cloves garlic
1 Tablespoon Thai fish sauce
3 Tablespoon soy sauce
1 Tablespoon rice vinegar
1 teaspoon Chinese cooking wine
1 Tablespoon brown sugar
juice of 1/2 lime

1 1/2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breast, sliced thinly
1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup cornstarch
salt
pepper

2 Tbsp. oil for frying
handful of cashews, toasted (for garnish)
handful of fresh cilantro, roughly chopped (for garnish)

white rice

In a food processor chop the chili peppers, ginger and garlic to fine pieces. Add the Thai fish sauce, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, Chinese cooking wine, brown sugar, lime juice and 1 1/2 cups of the chunked mango. Puree until smooth. Add the remaining 1/2 cup of mango chunks and pulse processor a couple times leaving mango chunks in the sauce. Taste test the sauce checking for a good balance of sweet, sour and salty and adjust as needed.

Mix the flour and cornstarch on a plate and season with salt and pepper. Dredge the sliced chicken breast in the flour mixture. Heat oil in a wok or large skillet and cook the chicken until cooked through, stirring occasionally to make sure the chicken cooks evenly. Add the mango sauce and cook until just bubbling. Serve with white rice and garnish with cilantro and cashews. Enjoy!!

P5200127 Now for a Maisie piccie. Here she is this morning eating and wearing her oatmeal. Check out the tip of her nose.

12 comments:

  1. what a precious post and picture. Thanks for sharing the recipe, im always looking for good things

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  2. Wow.. that recipe looks absolutely scrumptious! I'll have to give it a try sometime.

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  3. That recipe sounds amazing! Love the cute piccie!

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  4. Wow - inhaling oatmeal.. what a painful way to eat... ha ha ha!

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  5. anne, gunther and lexie11:25 AM

    Recipe sounds great and Maisie looks great even covered in oatmeal!! I want to make the recipe but Gunther is allergic to fish-can I just skip the fish sauce or what could I use to replace it?

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  6. Looks yummy. Now, you need to come over and teach me how to cook!

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  7. YUM! Looks divine!

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  8. YUM! That sounds really good! I may have to try that!

    Love the picture!

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  9. So glad you are back to your gourmet cooking!!! Love the recipe... something I must try!!! Reminds me of what we had at Thaifoon last summer.... Maisie cute oatmeal and all!!!

    Lisa

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  10. ooooh yum! I'm going to have to make that. Thanks for sharing L.

    Shell

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  11. Anonymous11:21 AM

    Just had to tell you that I tried your chocolate mint brownies and they were a hit! I was informed that will be my 'thing' to make at get togethers! Thanks for the recipe!
    Rhonda in Ohio

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  12. Thanks for the recipe, Lisa. I just printed it out and will definitely try it. We have had a couple of Chinese food cooking nights at our house with fellow waiting families. I think we'll try this next time!

    Donna :)

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