May 17, 2009

So, the entree wasn't great, but the veggies were!


So I made this so long ago now - my camera says April - and the recipe itself wasn't that great, so I didn't keep it and so you won't get that.


But the green beans... now that's the whole reason for this post.


My most favorite thing to get at a Chinese restaurant are the stir fried green beans. The hubs has a fit though because they are like 7.95 and we get that with other entree items and it does get a little pricey.


So I found this recipe for Garlic Green Beans on BlogChef.net - it's one of my most favorite blogs that I visit daily - the recipes are easy, simple and I haven't been disappointed yet.


They were out of this world and exactly what I had been looking for. I had tried other recipes but nothing was just quite what I wanted - but this most certainly was.


I didn't have any green onion so I omitted that. Otherwise I did everything as is, well maybe a little less red pepper flakes since I don't do spicy so well and that's because I didn't have chili paste. I think next time I may try using Hoisin Sauce instead of Black Bean Sauce for a smoother texture sauce with the beans.


INCREDIBLE!!! You so have to make these!

1lb fresh green beans - I just used the ones in the bag in the produce department that are pre-cut.


1 tablespoon black bean sauce

1 tablespoon soy sauce

1 ½ teaspoons sugar

2 teaspoons rice vinegar

1 tablespoon garlic (minced)

1 tablespoon ginger (minced)

2 green onions (minced, white part only)

½ teaspoon chili paste - did not have so I omitted thisbut used crushed red pepper instead.

3 tablespoons oil (for frying)

In a small bowl combine black bean sauce, soy sauce, sugar and rice vinegar. Set aside.


Heat the skillet and add 2 tablespoons of oil. Add green beans and fry for 10 minutes or until beans have reached your desired tenderness. Remove beans from the wok.


Add 1 tablespoon of oil to the wok. Add garlic, ginger and green onions. Stir fry for 15 seconds. Add chili paste. Add the sauce mixture a cook for a few seconds. Return beans to the pan tossing to coat. Serve.

1 comment:

Joelen said...

That green bean recipe looks wonderful!