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A Favorite Recipe: Kung Pao Chicken
- 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 4 tablespoons peanut or corn oil
- 2 dried red chilies, seeded and cut into pieces
- 2 cloves garlic, peeled and sliced
- 6 slices fresh ginger root
- 1 tablespoon dry cooking sherry
- 3 green onions, cut into small rounds
- 2 oz roasted peanuts
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons good-quality soy sauce
- 2 teaspoons sherry
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch
- 1 egg white, slightly beaten
- 1 tablespoon good-quality soy sauce
- 1 or 2 tablespoons chili sauce with garlic
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 1½ teaspoons cornstarch
- 6 tablespoons chicken stock or water
- Cut the chicken into thin strips. Best to cut the chicken when it is slightly frozen, if possible. Cut the strips into cubes about ½ inch square. Put into a medium bowl.
- Prepare the marinade. Add to the chicken, mix well, and let marinate for 15-30 minutes or longer if refrigerated.
- Prepare the sauce in a small bowl.
- Heat a wok over high heat until smoke rises. Add the oil and swirl it around. Add the dried chili, stir, then add the garlic and ginger and stir to release the aroma, just for 10-15 seconds at most. Add the chicken, stir fry it. Sliding the wok scoop to the bottom of the wok, turn and toss for a minute or two. Splash in the sherry around the side of the wok, stirring and tossing continuously until cooked. Add the scallions and continue to stir for another 30 seconds.
- Add the well-stirred sauce to the wok. Continue to stir while it thickens.
- Add the peanuts, stir to mix for a few times, then transfer to a warm serving plate. Serve with steamed, sticky rice and chopsticks in small bowls.
- Review by dave b
- Just like the ones you see on the streets of China. Great heat distribution and solid built (Posted on 1/23/13)
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- Review by Pete Smith
- Great wok. Perfect size for 3-5 people. Solid construction and heats up fast (Posted on 1/9/12)
- Review by Go Go Dancer
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- Review by Stewart H
Completely agree with the other reviews - once seasoned this wok is excellent.
The thickness allows good heat build up and retention without warping with a nice weight and cool touch handle.
All in all much better than my Ken Hom Wok that ended its life by losing the non-stick coating in my stir fry one evening! (Posted on 3/5/11)
- Review by Dick Clarkson
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- Review by Mary Ash
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- Review by Sue Williams
- Decided to buy a new wok as the old one had seen better days and I couldn't have picked a better one! It has even heating and is absolutely and completely non-stick. a good sized pan and not too heavy to lift, good grip on the handle so no stir fry on the floor! (Posted on 5/30/10)