Recipe by Aspiring Chef Rita
"My favorite side dish to order in Chinese restaurants. A chef gave me the ingredients and the tip of blistering the green beans. After some trial and error, I came up with this. My family and friends now demand that it be on the menu for gatherings - even if it doesn't go with the course! Can be made in advance. The amount of heat is determined by the amount of chili garlic sauce used."
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vegetable oil for frying
fresh green beans, trimmed and dried well with paper towels
minced fresh ginger root
green onions, minced
Asian chili garlic sauce
I grabbed this recipe a few months ago and make it at least once or twice a month. I was looking for something close to what is served at the wonderful Chinese restaurant my husband and I have been going to on date night since our first date and this is pretty close! :-)
I use two chicken breasts cut into very small pieces (instead of the pork), coconut oil instead of vegetable oil, and increase the sauce proportions (1.5 to double depending on the size of the chicken breasts).
Chef Rita hit it -- the blistering of the beans is the key and the sauce is super yummy. It's a huge hit any time I make this!
It is pretty easy to make but all I taste is the spiciness, next time will have to use less chili sauce and up the other flavors.
This is a GREAT dish! I adjusted a few ingredients to my taste. I used 6 cloves of garlic I minced(not minced from a jar, ever), 4 green onions, an additional tsp. fresh ginger, and a 1/2 tsp of dry crushed red pepper...also I used twice the amount of soy sauce(low sodium). I prepared the ingredients beforehand and put them each in a small bowl and first time I made the spicy beans served them over brown rice....if you want the"sauce" to be "soupier", add a bit more water....I forgot that I also added a tsp of sugar as well! LOVE this...might try it next time with ground turkey or chicken!!! Definitely a main dish...but key is ONLY fresh spices and good quality ingredients...garlic chili pastes come in a huge variety at a higher end grocery...don't have to shop at a specialty Asian store.
This has been sitting in my box for a long time. This is a very good and easy to make recipe. Next time I'm going to up the spices just a bit and maybe add some hoisen sauce. I will make this again and this would be a good busy dinner night meal. I served over brown rice. The other thing that is great about this recipe is that it didn't require me to buy any additional spice ingredients. Thanks for sharing.
Even though this wasn't exactly the recipe I wanted, it was excellent! Frying the beans in oil first made them crunchy and juicy. My husband and 14 year-old son loved it!I made this as a side dish, so there was too much pork. Thanks!
This is amazing. Restaurant quality. (I doubled the amount of pork though, and used a full pound.)
Delicious and pretty easy. Make sure you use fresh green beans, I tried thawed frozen ones and they didn't get crisp. Great spicy asian flavor.
Great recipe, for added asian flavor try a tsp. or two of sesame oil added to your veg. oil. Fast and easy, and delicious. Always a hit with my family. Peeled diced eggplant can be substituted for the green beans, or added along with them--tastes super, just increase the sauce.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Spicy Green Beans and Pork, Asian Style
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 295
** Calories from Fat: 204
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