XO Sauce Cashew Chicken from Red Hot Kitchen. 1/4 cup Shaoxing wine. Reproduced by arrangement with the Publisher. Add the shallot mixture, and stir-fry until the mixture is very fragrant and beginning to crisp, 4 to 5 minutes. Then, stir in 2 tablespoons (24 g) of brown sugar … XO sauce is popular in Hong Kong as well as the southern regions of China’s Mainland, like Guangdong. Let sit at room temperature for 10 minutes. It’s a shorthand for high-quality, prestige, and luxury, such as all good high-quality seafood. Stir-fry for another 1 to 2 minutes Transfer the scallops to a medium bowl, and save about 1/2 cup of the liquid remaining in the pot. Recipes for XO vary wildly, save for those scallops and shrimp. Place the scallops in a steamer insert, and fit the insert into a small pot with about an inch of water … Food stylist: Maggie Ruggiero. 8 cloves garlic , minced. We ask you to keep your comments relevant and respectful. Once the water boils, cover the pot, and steam over medium heat until the scallops are soft, 20 minutes or so. Sign up to receive the daily top stories from the National Post, a division of Postmedia Network Inc. A welcome email is on its way. Add remaining 1/2 cup oil; reduce heat to low and simmer until oil is infused, about 30 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes. 1 tbsp oyster sauce. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice. We encountered an issue signing you up. Instructions. Crispy pork and dried seafood are constants in XO sauce, along with aromatics like shallots, ginger, garlic, and chilies. “The flavour elevates so much. "XO sauce—a high-end condiment whose heyday in China was in the 1980s—was popularized for the home cook in Momofuku by David Chang. Add the marinated chicken and stir-fry just until no longer pink on the outside, about 2 minutes. Pulse scallops … Place the dried chiles, fresh chiles and garlic in the food processor, and pulse until the mixture forms a paste that sticks to the sides of the work bowl, scraping down the sides as needed. 365 Bloor Street East, Toronto, Ontario, M4W 3L4. 1 TBS of XO sauce 1 tsp of minced ginger, 1 tsp of minced garlic, 1 tsp of hot chili paste 2 cups of cooked white rice 1 tsp of sherry cooking wine, 1 1/2 tsp of fish sauce This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below. Comments may take up to an hour for moderation before appearing on the site. Published in the United States by Avery, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, New York. In case you’ve never experienced dried seafood before, the flavors are heightened. Bobby Doherty for The New York Times. Adding a dollop of XO sauce is a quick and easy way to greatly enhance a standard weeknight stir-fry. Get recipes, tips and NYT special offers delivered straight to your inbox. Add the chicken to the pan and stir-fry for about 2 minutes, until there is no pink visible. For this recipe we will be using XO Sauce to flavour a simple stir fried asparagus and chicken combination, then to ante up the flavour we will be using the smoked flavours of bacon. It is made with dried seafood (scallops, primarily), aged dried ham, chilies, garlic and oil. There was an error, please provide a valid email address. 20-25 asparagus spears, cut in half 250g chicken thighs, cubed 6 pcs bacon, chopped 1 tsp ginger, minced 2 cloves garlic, minced 3 tbsp XO sauce Make an omelette by heating 1 tablespoon of the oil in a wok or frying pan over medium-high heat. Starting the fire Place a large sheet of aluminum foil large enough to cover the entire base of the pit. Stir-fry for another 1 to 2 minutes to allow the chicken to cook through (if you’re unsure, cut a piece open to check for doneness), then stir in the cashews. 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