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).


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!!