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Recipe

Szechuan Green Bean

Szechuan Green Bean
Serves: 4 Ready In: 30 mins

Ingredient

·         1 pound Chinese snake beans

·         1 tablespoon garlic, chopped

·         1 tablespoon ginger, chopped

·         2 scallions (spring onions, green onions), white parts only

·         1/2 teaspoon chili paste

·         1 tablespoon dark soy sauce

·         1/2 teaspoon sugar

·         1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste

·         Pepper to taste, optional

·         2 tablespoons vegetable or peanut oil for stir-frying, or as needed

 



Method

Wash the snake beans, drain thoroughly, and trim the tops and bottoms.
Cut the beans on the diagonal into slices approximately 2 inches long.
Chop the garlic, ginger and white part of the scallions.
Heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium heat. Add the beans and stir-fry until they start to shrivel or "pucker" and turn brown (5 - 7 minutes). Remove the beans and drain in a colander or on paper towels.
Heat 1 tablespoon oil in the wok on high heat. Add the garlic, ginger and scallions. Stir-fry for a few seconds, then add the chili paste and stir-fry for a few more seconds until aromatic. Add the and the remaining ingredients. Mix together and serve.

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