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Green Beans in Sweet Soy (Tumis Kacang Panjang) Recipe

Green Beans in Sweet Soy (Tumis Kacang Panjang) Recipe

Green Beans in Sweet Soy (Tumis Kacang Panjang) Recipe

With simple techniques, fresh ingredients, and aromatic herbs and spices, everyday vegetables take on a new character. Green Beans in Sweet Soy is as simple as it gets, with very little preparation and a short cooking time. Savory and nutritious on its own, it also serves as a wonderful side dish to meats or poultry. A little sweet, a little salty, and as much spice as you want to add, this Indonesian stir-fry lends intense flavors to crisp, fresh green beans.

Ingredients :

    • 11/4 lb (600 g) green beans, rinsed, trimmed, and sliced
    • 1/2 tablespoon oil
    • 1 tablespoon butter
    • 7 cloves garlic, finely minced
    • 1-2 bird’s-eye chili peppers, sliced thinly on the diagonal (optional)
    • 11/2 tablespoons sweet soy sauce
    • 11/2 tablespoons regular soy sauce
    • 1 tablespoon sambal oelek paste

Method :

    1. Heat the oil and butter in a wok over high heat. Once the butter has melted, toss in the garlic and, if using, the chili peppers. Sauté the garlic and peppers until lightly browned and fragrant.
    2. Add the green beans, sweet soy sauce, soy sauce, and sambal oelek. Sauté for just about 1 minute until the green beans are crisp but tender. Serve on a bed of steamed white rice or as a side dish to meat or poultry dishes.

SERVES 4
PREPARATION TIME : 10-15 MINUTES
COOKING TIME : 3-4 MINUTES