Thursday, December 17, 2009

Szechwan Chicken & Shrimp

Recipe From: Argo Cornstarch Cookbook
We used a bunch of different colored peppers...really good!
8 oz chicken (cut into strips)
8 oz large, raw shrimp (peeled & deveined)
2 tbsp cornstarch (divided)
1 tbsp ginger (minced)
2 cloves garlic (minced)
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
1/2 cup chicken broth
2 tbsp rice wine vinegar
2 tbsp oyster sauce
2 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp corn oil
1-3 green, red, orange or yellow bell peppers (cut into thin strips)
1/2 cup peanuts

Toss chicken and shrimp in medium bowl with 1 tbsp cornstarch, ginger, garlic and crushed red pepper. Coat lightly and set aside. Mix chicken broth, vinegar, oyster sauce, sugar and remaining 1 tbsp cornstarch in a small bowl, set aside. Heat oil in skillet. Add chicken and shrimp mixture and stir-fry for 2-3 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink. Add pepper strips and stir-fry 2 minutes. Add peanuts and stir-fry 1 minute. Stir chicken broth mixture until blended, then pour into skillet. Stirring constantly, bring to a boil for 1 minute. Serve with rice.

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