Authentic Low Carb Flavor at Home!
We’ve recently started going out more for dinner, which is great! Whether it’s for birthdays or because of a lack of groceries, we find ourselves sampling more great restaurants in NYC! We noticed we’ve really been leaning more towards Asian cuisines, as they’re so full of flavor and color. We took all our friends to a great all-you-can-eat Japanese hot pot on Grand St. – 99 Favor Taste. The food and service were amazing! It’s one of those “cook it yourself” deals – you order mountains of raw meats and veggies and cook them all up on the communal table grills or in your own boiling hot pots. It’s a really great alternative to an ordinary dinner date since you get to play with your food and customize your eating experience. It is also perfect for anyone on a diet as you get to customize the meal to suit your specific needs. Fun and diet-friendly a total win!
Continuing the Asian kick, we also visited a well-reviewed Thai spot – Potanjee. The place was gorgeous, very affordable and the food was amazing. We got tom yum soup and crispy chicken dumplings before we dug into our entrees: a delicious coconut milk curry soup and a spicy cashew beef Thai stir fry. The Thai stir fry was juicy and paired so well with cashews, we decided right then and there we were going to recreate that dish at home! We had to share its amazingness with the keto world!
The Key Ingredient
Later that week, we got to work and gathered up all the ingredients to create that delicious meal and we’re happy to say it tasted authentic! Our low carb recipe was just as good as the meal we had enjoyed a few days earlier but we didn’t have to leave our house to enjoy it! All the magic happened right in our own kitchen.
One of the key ingredients that we found to be necessary was toasted sesame seed oil. We’ve made Asian dishes before without this particular ingredient and they still turned out great. But we never expected a few drops of this oil to make our Asian creations taste so authentic! That sesame flavor is so powerful and really makes any Asian-inspired dishes taste restaurant-worthy. For our keto cashew stir fry, we skipped the olive/coconut oil and butter in this recipe and opted to use toasted sesame seed oil for all the frying. One whiff will instantly remind you of the distinctive smell and flavor of your favorite Asian foods!
We highly recommend buying a small bottle of it and experimenting with a few Asian recipes! Our Cashew Beef Thai Stir Fry being one of them!
Looking for more stir fry recipes? Try this keto ground beef stir fry from Primal Edge Health! This stir fry is similar to our recipe, but has a couple of key differences that make it unique!
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