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Very flavorful! Makes for a great presentation with all of the colors from the fresh ingredients. Next time I make it I will probably reduce the amount of cashews. Thanks MizzNezz!
I took John2002's advice and added some red chilis to it. Wonderfulness! Served it with fried rice.
A really simple recipe for an elegant dish! I think the pinch of salt is unnecessary as the soy sauce adequately flavors the dish. To make it closer to the Vietnamese origin, I would consider adding a few (few!) roasted chili peppers and a little sugar. The red peppers and green peas give great contrast to the dark thick sauce and light color of the shrimp. A really good dish for dinner with friends because of the quick prep time and easy serve.
I tried this last night. It was ok and made good use of the two things I had quite a bit of (cashews and shrimps) but wasn't very flavorful. Would look for more of a thai-style recipe next time.
The dinner I served tonight was very worthy of any five star restaurant. I jazzed the recipe up a bit to suit our taste. I began 1> by heating up the peanut oil & 2 tsp sesame seed oil to which I sauteed 10 dried red chili peppers until brown. 2> To the chilies I added 1/3 cup green onion & 1/2 tsp minced garlic and allowed to cook 30 seconds. 3> Then I added 1/2 cup chopped onion and the red bell pepper. 4> After sauteing the onion and bell pepper, I removed the 10 chili peppers. 5> Added the shrimp and cooked till almost done. then continue with step 2-6. 6> However, when adding the peas, broth and salt, I also added 2 TBS freshly grated ginger. The only other addition I made was to add 1 TBS red wine vinegar to the sauce. Our meal was spectacular!! This dish is loaded with flavors, color and even a little heat, but just enough to grab your attention : ) Thanks to you, MizzNezz, Dan and I enjoyed another awesome meal!!
There was nothing really wrong with this, but there was nothing really special either. It was rather bland. Maybe the addition of some red pepper flakes would have helped. But my DD really didn't like it, so that experiment will wait a few years.