Jack is Cooking Tofu with Cashew Nuts

Well Hello Internet!

Today i have a Thai recipe to share.  You may recall seeing this at your local Thai establishment as Chicken with Cashew Nuts.  Its pretty good with chicken, but i find it much easier to keep Tofu in my fridge, as it has quite a longer shelf life.  It’s a pretty good substitute if you fry it up first.  Feel free to use chicken if you want for the original version.
Here’s what you’ll need to make it the tofu way:

Half a Block of Tofu (cubed, and fried until golden and crispy)
2 tbspns of Cashew nuts (lightly fried)
1/2 an onion (sliced in moon slivers)
2-3 dried red chillies
2 cloves garlic
cherry tomatoes  (optional)

spring onion (optional garnish)

for the sauce:
1 tbspn oyster sauce
1/2 tbspn soy sauce
1/2 tbspn fish sauce
1/2 tbspn ketchup
1/2 tbspn chilli sauce
a couple of drops black soy sauce
1/2 tspn sugar
1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1.  heat some oil in a pan, and add the garlic and red chillies.  When the garlic begins to brown a little add in the tofu.  (if you are going to use chicken, this is when to add the raw chicken,  cook it until it is cooked  90% through)

2.  add the onions, cherry tomatoes, and cashews

Onions, Tofu and Cashew Nuts
3. while the onions are cooking, mix all the sauce ingredients together:

Sauce

4.  Add the sauce to the pan, with a little water.  Stir and fry to mix together.

Veggies, Sauced

5. Serve with Rice, and garnish with green onions if you have them!

Tofu and Cashew Nuts with Rice

And That’s it!  a super easy thai dish to make, with very little ingredients.

mmmm mmmm delicious

Jack is Cooking Tom Kha Soup with Princess Know it All

Well Hello Internet!
Here is the first of four thai recipes that i collaborated with Princess Know it All.

Check out her website!:

www.princessknowitall.com

These four videos will be released over the next few months, so stay tuned for those!

To make the Tom Khan Soup you will need:
Shiitake Mushrooms
red and or green pepper
1/2 can coconut milk
1/3 cup coriander
lime juice
3-4 cups vegetable stock
1 stalk lemongrass (the bottom third minced)
3 kaffir lime leaves

2 tblspoons fish sauce
1-2 small red chillies
3 cloves garlic
cherry tomatoes

Jack is Cooking Fried Rice

Well Hello Internet!
Tonight I very quickly whipped up some Thai fried rice.
I plan on making this again with the method on video

Here’s what I used
Green and red peppers
Carrot
Onion
Garlic
Tomatoes
Ham
Egg
Rice
Soy sauce
Fish sauce
Lime juice
Sugar

Instructions:

Cook the rice

In a wok – or skillet –  over medium high heat fry up the onions and garlic and the carrots for one minute. Add the peppers and chopped up ham. When everything is soft – but still retains a slight crunch – move everything over to one side of the pan. In the now clean side of the pan, scramble and egg. When the egg is 2/3rds of the way cook mix back in the vegetables. Once the egg is incorporated, add the rice. Mix well and add the soy sauce (to taste), fish sauce (to taste), and sugar. (instead of sugar you can also use sweet chilli sauce).  Stir fry for 5 minutes or so, until it’s cooked. Turn off the heat. Add the chopped up tomatoes, and the juice of half a lime, mix and serve.

Chop the other half of the lime into wedges, and serve along side individual servings.

Fried Rice on Foodista

Jack is Cooking Pad Thai




i’ve been away traveling. so i’ve decided to cook something i learned in my travels. pad thai.

pad thai is super easy. here’s what you’ll need
rice noodles
tofu or chicken
1 egg
green onions
bean sprouts (about a handful)
2 tbspns pad thai sauce (you can find this stuff in most big grocery stores. stop and shop and whole foods both have them i know it!)
1 tbspn fish sauce
soy sauce
1 tbspn sugar
chili sauce (optional)
crushed peanuts
lime juice