2 T Fresh Cilantro (loosely chopped)
2 T Curry Powder
1 t Cumin
½ t Tumeric
1 t Coriander
1 T Ground Ginger
1 # Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
Handful of Peapods
4 -6 Oyster Mushrooms (loosely chopped)
Handful of Bamboo Shoots
Small Handful of Baby Corn
¼ Cup Water
⅓ Cup Peanuts (toasted and crushed)
1 T Canola Oil
1 T Sesame Oil
10 Splashes Soy Sauce
½ (12 oz.) Can Coconut Milk
½ Cup Couscous
1 Cup Water
While that's going on, somewhat finely dice your cerrano peppers, ginger root, and garlic, and set aside. Loosely chop up about 2 tablespoons worth of cilantro, and set that aside as well.
Combine all of your spices except for the cilantro in a bowl. Set aside.
Cut your chicken breasts into roughly one-inch cubes. Put this into the bowl that has your spice mixture and mix together with your fingers, so as to coat all sides of the cubes of chicken with the spices.
Loosely cut up your oyster mushrooms, and set aside.
In a sauté pan, put your canola oil, sesame oil, and soy sauce, and set the pan over medium-high heat. As the oil is getting hot, put your cubes of chicken into the pan. After about 3 minutes, using a pair of tongs, flip all the chicken cubes, add in your cilantro, and pour the lemon juice into the pan.
Next, add in your peapods, mushrooms, bamboo, baby corn, and the ¼ cup of water. Reduce your heat to about medium, and when it starts to simmer, pour in your half a can of coconut milk. Continue to cook for approximately 15 - 20 minutes.
While this is simmering, either with a mortar and pestle, a potato masher, or your hands, grind up the toasted peanuts a little - you don't want to make peanut butter, but you want them ground up a little so they're not all full-sized. Once you've done that, add about ½ of them to the pan.
Now for the couscous - once you've put the peanuts in the pan, put your cup of water in a pot to boil. When it hits the boil, kill the heat and add in your couscous, giving it a quick stir, and putting a cover on it. This will sit for about 5 minutes before it's done and ready to serve.
Serve over couscous, and scatter some of the extra crushed peanuts of the top. Enjoy!
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