Saturday, January 17, 2009

Spicy String Beans with Shrimps

Hi, I am back to blogging! Sorry for not updating for some time. I just got over the jetlag and now life is pretty much back to normal here in KL . I will try to put up some posting of the food I cook, bake and eat soon.

I've made this simple stir-fry dish with homemade sambal . I will always make a big jar of sambal and freeze it up. It will be really handy when I wanted to cook a quick stir-fry, curry or a simple fry noodles or rice. I made this for Diana and myself just before we left for our vacations.

Ingredients :

1 pound of string beans
1/2 pound of shrimps - clean and peel.
3 tbsp of sambal/chili paste
1 small onion - cut small
1 tsp of sugar
salt and pepper to taste

1) Wash and remove both ends of the string. Leave it whole or cut into 2" lenght. 2) Heat up some oil in the frying pan, add in onions and stir-fry for a minute. Add in the sambal and continue to stir-fry until fragrant.
3) Add in shrimp, stir-fry for a minute and add in the string beans. Drizzle in about 1/4 cup of water and stir fry until the beans are cooked.
4) Add in sugar, check sesoning. Once the beans is done dish out and sever with warm rice.


Zue Murphy said...

Your sambal picture look so brightly red. Really look delicious and hot.

My Asian Kitchen said...

this smabal string beans is one of my many favourite comfort food!yummy!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for sharing!
Stumbled your blog by accident.
The recipes are really good!

pigpigscorner said...

Delicious. I love homemade sambal! So delicious and versatile.

Rachel said...

Yum! I really want to try this :)

tigerfish said...

Looks really spicy!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Delicious! A popular Malaysian dish!

Anonymous said...


Ni wiz ni. Got your message in a bottle he he he. At the moment I am down with a terrible flu, demam, sore throat, sumua cukup, got it from the kids. Now the kids are ok, mama not ok. I will call you when I'm feeling a lil bit better k Gert. If I call you now, you won't be able to decipher what I want to say anyways. My voice is croaking beautifully, so malulah to let you hear it. Tu la tak da updates on my blog.

Dont worry k, we'll meet up somewhere or at my house (if it is neat and tidy he he he) and I will teach you whatever you want to know.

Catcha later Gert. Have fun catching up with your fav food.

Big Boys Oven said...

hahahha those sambal looks awesome delicious! have fun in Malaysia!

Anonymous said...

This is one of my favourite.. as I am having my lunch now, I wish I could have some of it..

vanillasugarblog said...

Welcome back! How was your trip? Please share...I know I would love to know.
I am at your blog right trying to find some inspiration for a shrimp dinner tonight.

Anonymous said...

Welcome back Gert, I miss your blog post.

Anonymous said...

This sounds sweet, savory, and a little spicy...delicious! :)

ICook4Fun said...

Zue, yea it was pretty spicy.

Lesley, a very simple dish but very tasty. Goes well with rice :)

Ally, thanks for stopping by. Hope to see you again.

Pig pig, its always good to have a jar in the fridge :)

Rachel, hope you like this.

Tigerfish, yeap :)

LCOM, a must have dish on our dining table :)

Wiz, hope you are feeling better. Looking forward to see you :)

BBO, I will :)

Leemei, ha ha.. I understand you will be in NY. When will that be? If I am back in US maybe we can arrange a day to meet up there :)

Dawn, actually I am still on vacations. Its just that I am back to blogging :)

Valerie, I am still in KL :)

Sophie, this is a great dish to go with rice :)

sians said...

I have trouble getting red chillis and maybe kaffir lime leaves for the homemade sambal recipe. How different will the taste differ if i left those out of the recipe?
Is there any other items that I could use to substitute?

ICook4Fun said...

Sianmei, you can leave out the kaffir lime leaves. As for the red chilis you can always use sambal oelek.