Wok-Fried Green Beans
ingredients
all
1/2 cup rice bran oil
2 lbs green beans
washed and dried, stems trimmed
4 each shallots
thinly sliced
2 tbsp zha cai (preserved mustard root)
finely chopped, then soaked in water for 30 min.
2 tbsp garlic
minced
1 tbsp granulated sugar
2 tsp black vinegar (or Chinkiang vinegar)
1/2 tsp ground Sichuan peppercorn
Chili oil
to taste
cookware
  • wok
  • Wok spatula
1
Heat a large sauté pan or wok over high heat. Add 2 tablespoon of rice bran oil and sauté about 1/3 of the beans until softened and slightly blackened, but still crunchy. Repeat with the remaining beans and set aside.
2
Reduce heat to medium-high and add 1 T of rice bran oil. Add the shallots, zha cai, and garlic. Cook for about 1 minute, stirring constantly, add the remaining ingredients and cook for another minute. Add cooked beans to the mixture and toss to coat. Taste and adjust seasoning as desired.
To Serve
3
Turn onto a warmed platter and serve immediately.