Saturday, June 5, 2010

Stir-fry Green Beans


This Asian-style green bean has loads of flavor packed with a punch. A hint of nutty and spicy flavor. Another quick and simple recipe I have created. I didn't measure my ingredients as I tend to eye-ball it whenever I create my own Asian recipes. Please use it as a guideline. You can find a jar of "Chili Soy Bean Paste" in any Asian specialty markets.

Serves 4


1 lb green beans, trimmed and cut in half
1/2 tsp cooking oil
3 cloves of garlic, mined
1 1/2 tbs Chili soy bean paste
1/2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp soy sauce
black pepper, few dashes


1. Wash the green beans, trim and cut in desirable length. In a pot of boiling water, cook the green beans for 3 minutes. Drain them and rinse in cold water to stop the green beans from further cooking. It will help retain their green color and keep the "crunch".
2. In a sauté pan or wok, add cooking oil and mince garlic. Cook for about 3 minutes. Add the green beans, chili soy bean paste, sugar, soy sauce and black pepper. Stir fry for about 2 minutes.
3. Serve it as a side dish. This can be served hot or cold. You can eat it alone with jasmine rice.

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