Monday, April 11, 2011

Szechuan Green Beans

Another dish I made on the Friday night Chinese dinner was a Szechuan Green Beans dish.  This is a dish I have really enjoyed for a long time.  As much as I like this dish, it is something I rarely ordered when at a Chinese restaurant.  It was always difficult to rationalize paying $7-8 for a plate of green beans.  Making it at home seemed the perfect solution.

Szechuan Green Beans

2 scallions (chopped)
3 cloves of garlic (chopped)
1 pound of green beans
1 tablespoon of sesame oil
1 tablespoon of soy sauce
1 tablespoon of ginger (chopped)
1 teaspoon of chili paste
1 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of sugar

In a frying pan, bring the sesame oil to med heat.  Add the green beans with the ends trimmed.  Allow to fry for about 10 minutes until they begin to brown and wilt.  Remove the green beans from the oil and set aside.  Reduce heat to med-low.

In the remaining oil, add the garlic, ginger, and scallions and allow to fry for about 3-4 minutes, until the garlic becomes aromatic.  Add the green beans back to the pan, followed by the sauce sauce, chili paste, salt, and sugar.  Stir well and cook until the soy sauce has evaporated.


Tiffany said...

I agree about the price rationalization (same goes for minimalist salads). Sometimes you can't beat a good, home-cooked dish, anyway.

Those green beans look fantastic! Thanks for sharing your recipe. :)

Alessandra said...

Great recipe, thank you!


Catherine said...

I agree -- no sense in ordering something out that I can make easily at home!

Carissa said...

Those green beans sound bomb!

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dirtyduck said...

i love that dish also! and it WAS hard to shell out the money for it! this sounds great.

adriennefriend said...

Gorgeous! Perfect!