This cashew broccoli stir-fry is AMAZING. If you have fond memories of Chinese take out like I do, you’ll definitely love this homemade version.
I originally intended to make this recipe with sliced almonds but after thinking back on all the cashew chicken I used to order (when I was a meat eater) in Manhattan’s Chinatown while in college, I changed my mind. I’ve had an obsession with Chinese takeout since I was a kid. If you’re ever lucky enough to eat in Chinatown, check out the Excellent Dumpling House on Lafayette. Don’t let the lack of decor or the dismissive waiters throw you off, it’s all part of the authentic Chinatown experience. Make sure and order the vegetable dumplings, they’re amazing!
Although this is not takeout Chinese, it’s probably way healthier. For this cashew broccoli stir-fry, I used organic frozen broccoli (they’re a little quicker to cook but you can also use fresh) and roasted (but unsalted) cashews. You can also use raw cashews but the recipe won’t taste as smoky….