Wednesday, 4 February 2009

Chinese New Year Food: M de Malle and Shrimp with Cashew Nuts

If you are looking for inspiration when planning a meal to celebrate the Chinese New Year why not try Prawns and Cashew Nuts with a bottle of M de Malle (£11.73). M de Malle is a dry White Graves wine and has been awarded the Coup de Coeur in the Hachette des Vins 2007.

It's a beautiful wine with a touch of class: bold, brilliant green tinted gold with hints of white blossoms, exotic fruits, spice and good lemon acidity and is ideal with sea food and grilled meats.

Prawns with Cashew Nuts

½ tsp salt
1 tsp cornstarch
1 egg white
1 lb. fresh prawns (shelled and deveined)
4 oz. cashew nuts
3 cups cooking oil
2 spring onions, chopped
2 slices ginger
¼ tsp sugar
1 tbsp cooking wine
½ tsp salt
½ tsp sesame oil

Mix the salt, cornstarch and egg white together in a bowl. Add the prawns and marinate for 1 hour. In a large frying pan or wok, heat the oil and add cashews, stirring until browned. Remove, drain cashews on paper towels and set aside. Reheat the oil in the pan, add the prawns and stir fry for 1 minute. Remove shrimp and drain on paper towels. Discard the oil. Add two fresh tablespoons of cooking oil, heat in the pan and quickly stir fry the spring onions and ginger. Add the prawns, stir in the sugar, cooking wine, salt and sesame oil. Add the cashews and stir until thoroughly mixed. Serve immediately

1 comment:

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