Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Chilli chicken with Mango

Chilli Chicken with Mango

Why mango? It was in the fridge and it was taking forever to ripen and I went Meh! What the heck? Let do a mango salad... but then Lucy decided that it was too cold for a salad, let's do a kung pow chicken and chuck some mangoes in....what's the worst that can happen?

So it  turned out rather nice, otherwise I would have pick all the mangoes bit out of the dish at dinnertime. It added crunch and sourness to a spicy dish.

This is a very simple stir fry chicken with the guest star apperance of the mango. The stirfry sauce is just a mixture of sugar, salt, soy sauce, fish sauce, garlic and chillies. Tossed that around, add fresh coriander, throw in some peanuts for some crunchiness, and sesame seeds to add texture. I was tossing up to julienne the mango or just slices... julienne would have been good for light and refreshing salad and I thought it would have died in the stirfry and so we ended up with chucks of sliced raw mangoes instead. The fish sauce and coriander goes really well with chillies paste and it made this chicken dish popped for me! Like KabOOOM!!!

As below.. simple, fast and no mucking about... especially when you are starving...if you like more fire, add some freshly sliced baby hot chillies..


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