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Monday, 11 July 2011

cashew & chilli beef stir fry" the donna hay way"

I actually made this dish before we left for our trip and told myself when i was having a down day i would blog about it, who was i kidding- i was in the USA and every 5 days i change locations as if i was going to have a down day!!!!

2 Tbs Vegetable Oil
3 Long Red Chillies, Sliced
4 Garlic Cloves, Sliced
300g Beef Eye Fillet, Sliced
Sea Salt and Cracked Black Pepper
150g Green Beans, Trimmed
1/2 Cup Roasted Unsalted Cashew Nuts
1/2 Cup Basil Leaves
Steamed Jasmine Rice, To Serve
"the donna hay way":
Heat a frying pan or wok over high heat. Add the oil, chilli, and garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes or until chilli is crisp. Remove from the pan and set aside. Sprinkle the beef with salt and pepper and add to the hot pan. Cook for 1 minute or until sealed. Add the chilli mixture and beans and cook, stirring, for 3 minutes. Roughly chop half the cashews, add whole and chopped nuts to the pan and toss to combine. Place on serving plates and top with basil. Serve with steamed jasmine rice. Serves 2.

Cashew & Chilli Beef Stir Fry
Lady Dash says:
I liked this dish but the boys didn't care for it much. Horn had about 2 litres of OJ with it as it was far to hot for him, (if you cannot handle the heat i would recommend deseeding and deveining the chillies).  My brother put heaps of soy sauce on it because he said it needed some more liquid/flavour. I also changed from rice to udon noodles but only because we had rice the night before and i was trying to mix it up. Not sure if i would make this dish again as it wasn't a hit with everyone.
Lady Dash Score 6/10 
Boys 4/10

lady dash is back

What an AMAZING experience the last 5 weeks have been, we ventured to the USA bright eyed and bushy tailed ready for a fun filled and food filled adventure. We visited so many different places, made so many memories and ATE ATE ATE so much (i put on 2 kilos and my darling husband 7kgs, I think his love for burgers got the better of him).

Over the next few months i will be blogging about the different states, restaurants, hotels, people, shows and whatever else i can think of to share with you. I will also be getting back into the kitchen to continue the "donna hay way" challenge with an extra bonus- my special gift pack from donna hay which includes all of the complete home-bake mixes plus my own creations.

I want to see what you have been up too, so share your latest creations or your holiday stories. xxx