Almond Guy Ding Recipe

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Almond Guy Ding

Elaine Douglas

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@BreadandSoupLady

This is a Cantonese recipe from a Chinese cooking course that I took in Chinatown 45 years ago.
Don't let the long list of ingredients put you off. Once the ingredients are prepped the cooking is very fast and easy.
My family was very fond of my Chinese dishes. Check out my recipe for Chow Mien.
If you prep the vegetables the night before, you will have a very fast dinner when you get home from work.


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Serves:

4-6

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Method:

Stir-Fry

Ingredients

1-1 1/2
boned and diced chicken breasts
2 stalk(s)
celery, diced
1 medium
cooking onion, diced
1-1 1/2 c
frozen or fresh peas
1/2 c
toasted almonds or cashews (unsalted)
3/4 c
bamboo shoots, diced
1/2 c
water chestnuts, diced (about 10)
4-5
chinese mushrooms or 3/4 c. fresh mushrooms, diced
1 Tbsp
sherry (optional)
1 tsp
salt
1/4 tsp
sugar
1/2 tsp
soy sauce
1 Tbsp
oyster sauce
1/2 - 1 c
chicken stock
cornstarch to thicken
1 clove
garlic
1 slice
ginger root

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Prepare all ingredients before starting to cook.
2
Heat wok (or large frying pan) on high heat - add oil. Add garlic and ginger. When the wok starts to smoke put in meat. Stir until white and remove from pan.
3
Stir-fry in order: onion, celery, peas, mushrooms, seasonings and soy.
4
Add cornstarch to a bit of water.
Add chicken back to stir-fried vegetables and mix. Add chicken stock, cornstarch mixture and stir until thick.
5
Add nuts and a squirt of oil.
Serve. I like to serve over rice.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Chinese
Dietary Needs: Dairy Free
Other Tags: For Kids, Healthy, Heirloom