Cashew Chicken Curry

Automne 2011
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food and drink

BY: Nicole Young

Toasted cashews provide the amazing texture and flavour for this simple, creamy curry sauce. Substitute large peeled shrimp for the chicken—it’s delicious too.

¾ cup (175 mL) roasted, salted cashews
⅓ cup (80 mL) plain yogurt
¼ cup (60 mL) roughly chopped cilantro
1 tbsp (15 mL) chopped fresh peeled ginger root
1 tbsp (15 mL) mild or hot curry paste
1 tbsp (15 mL) light brown sugar
½ tsp (2 mL) each salt and fresh cracked pepper
1 tbsp (15 mL) canola oil
2 lbs (1 kg) chicken thighs (8 pieces)
½ cup (125 mL) chicken broth

1. In a food processor, blend cashews until finely chopped. Add yogurt, cilantro, ginger root, curry paste, brown sugar, salt and pepper and process until smooth.

2. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Brown chicken thighs until very browned, about 4 minutes per side. Scrape all of the sauce over the chicken with chicken broth. Stir until blended, reduce heat to maintain a simmer and cover. Cook until chicken is cooked through, about 15 minutes. Let sit, covered for 10 minutes. Serve over steamed basmati rice and garnish with chopped roasted cashews and cilantro.

Makes 4 servings

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