Chinese: cashew nut prawns (yiu gwoh ha)


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Preparation Time:
10 Min
Serves:
4
Difficulty:
Easy
Cost:
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Main Ingredients:

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Cooking Preparation of the Recipe:

1/2 lb Fresh prawns 2 c Water
1/2 cn Mini sweet corn 1 ts Salt
2 Stalks celery 1 tb Oil
2 Green onions 1 c Oil for deep-frying
2 oz Raw cashew nuts (1/2 cup)

---------------------THICKENING MIXTURE--------------------------
2 tb Water Dash of pepper
1 ts Thin soy sauce 1 1/2 ts Cornstarch
1/2 ts Dark soy sauce

Shell, devein and wash prawns; then, put 1 teaspoon salt into 2 cups
water. Add the prawns and soak for 1 hour.

Cut each mini corn diagonally into 2 parts.

Cut celery into 1-1/2 inch pieces; then cut each piece lengthwise into
strips, julienne style.

Cut green onions into 3/4 inch lengths.

Drain and dry prawns with a paper towel.

In a small saucepan heat 1 cup oil to 325 degrees. Then, deep-fry the
cashew nuts for 3 minutes or until golden brown. Drain off excess
oil and set aside.

Using the same oil as used for the cashew nuts, deep-fry the prawns
for 3 minutes. Remove and set aside.

Heat wok, add 1 tablespoon oil and stir-fry celery, sweet corn and
green onion for 1 minute, sprinkling lightly with salt and sugar.

Add prawns.

Combine thickening ingredients in a cup; then stir into prawn
mixture. Cook for 1 minute.

Turn off heat, and cashew nuts, mix thoroughly, and serve.

SOURCE: Chosticks, Cleaver and Wok.

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