Sunday, October 5, 2008

sichuan green beans

this recipe was inspired by a spontaneous late night dinner at bolings, a fantastic chinese restaurant in kansas city. two days later i was at the asian super market buying sichuan peppercorns and chili oil.



  • 1 pound of green beans
  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil
  • 1 tablespoon chili oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons of rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons garlic chili paste
  • 2 tablespoons vegetarian hoisin sauce
  • 2 tablespoons ground sichuan pepper
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds (optional)

steam green beans for 5-7 minutes - they should still reserve some of their crunchiness. heat peanut and chili oil along with garlic and ginger in a wok at about 350f° (medium-high). drop in green beans, and stir fry for about 5 minutes. add in the rest of the ingredients, and continue to stiry fry for about 10 minutes more. top with sesame seeds and serve (with rice if ya like).

5 comments:

Meg said...

Oh boy, one of my favorites! Now I can make them at home thanks to you!!

Have a good week!

allularpunk said...

oooh i love sichuan green beans! thanks for the recipe!

Usha said...

Oh this is such an interesting recipe,love it :)

Pete said...

This is a nice way to cook green beans.

VeggieGirl said...

Fabulous blog you have here!!