Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Stir-fry French Beans with Szechuan Vegetables

Every two weeks I will check the vegetables compartment in the fridge and see what leftovers I have in there before buying new ones. Normally I will make a quick stir-fry with all the leftovers and this is one the dish that I came up with.


Ingredients:

1/2 pound of French beans – cut into ½” length
1 small packet of pickle Szechuan vegetable – soak in water for half an hour
1 chicken breast – minced
1 carrot – cut into small cubes
2 shallots – sliced thinly
2 cloves garlic - chopped
2 red chilies – cut small
1 tbsp of oyster sauce
2 tbsp of soy sauce
Some pepper to taste
Sugar to taste

1. Heat up the wok with a bit of olive oil, add in the shallots and garlic. Stir fry until fragrant and lightly brown. Add in the meat and stir-fry until it changes color and lightly brown.
2. Add in carrot, French beans and chilies. Continue to stir fry for a minute. Add in Szechuan vegetable and the seasonings. Add in a few tbsp of water and continue to cook until vegetables are cooked and the water evaporates. Check sesoning as your might need to add a bit of salt to this dish.
3. Dish out and serve with warm rice

Note: You can replace the french beans with long beans and the meat with any type of protein of your choice.

24 comments:

MaryMoh said...

I love both French beans and Szechuan vegetables but have never combined the 2. This must be avery delicious dish. Would be great with congee.

My Little Space said...

Such flavourful dish! Your hubby actually love taking szechuan veggie too!
Regards, Kristy

momgateway said...

Stir fries are so easy to make but packs a lot of flavors...this is lovely!

Anncoo said...

I love this dish very much with extra chillies.

ReeseKitchen said...

I like to cook this too, but mine was without the meat..;) Sometimes I'll add some dried shrimps sambal belacan into it..heehee! (just like the spice)

Cheah said...

I posted something like this quite some time ago, we call it 'chau lup, lup' top with fried peanuts.
http://cheah2009.blogspot.com/2009/10/chau-lup-lup.html
Yours look good, country style home cooking. Goes well with white porridge.

Jeannie said...

I love this dish too...sometimes I substitute the szechuan veg with preserved radish...gives the same crunch to the dish! Yum!

wendyywy @ Table for 2 or more..... said...

Wow, a new version of Chow Lup Lup.
Good thinking of using Sichuan Veg in place of preserved radish.

PlumLeaf 李葉 said...

This looks soooo good! I like the idea of clearing the veg drawer of the fridge with the preserved veg and meat to make dinner!

Bet my husband would make this disappear in no time!

Thanks for the great idea!

Rice Palette said...

Great use of your leftovers! Looks fantastic!

You have a very nice blog :)

lily's wai sek hong said...

lovely idea.

ICook4Fun said...

Mary, try this version. They are good.

Kristy, my husband is not a fan of szechuan vegetables.

Momgateway, yes it is.

Anncoo, yes a bit of spiciness is nice.

Reese, mmmm add dried shrimps sound good.

Cheah, my mom also like to cook the lup lup. She will add chai poh, peanuts and also fried beancurd.

Jeannie, I am not a big fan of preserved radish that is why I replace it with szechuan vegetable.

Wendy, try this version as I find it taste so much better than the preserved radish.

ICook4Fun said...

Plumleaf, yea is a balance dish with protein and veggies :)

Rice Palette, thank you.

Lily, thanks

peteformation said...

Haven't tried frying sechuan veg with French beans but it sounds delicious!

Elin said...

Gert..this is a very appetizing dish. I love this with plain porridge..very teochew style :)

Kitchen Corner said...

This would be one of my favorite dish to go with a big bowl of porridge! Delicious!

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

Wor, this is nice to have it with a bowl of porridge!

Healthy and Homemade said...

oh my, holy yum! I love stir frys ^_^

tigerfish said...

Very appetizing. I like such bites and flavors with some plain congee ;p

zurin said...

it sounds and looks good to me and sometimes we suprrise our tastebuds with what we can create from leftovers! the best part being nothing is wasted :)

pigpigscorner said...

I like the idea of adding pickle Szechuan vegetable! So good with rice!

ijayuji said...

Hi gert! love ur blog! act. i ni silent reader ur blog hihihi... n nak mintak permission add kat my blog k :-) thanks untuk resepi yg i dah try mmg best ;-)

babe_kl said...

i love this dish. can be versatile. i've eaten version with with deep fried beancurd and peanuts.

Anonymous said...

I've tried this dish last night and it is simply delicious. Thank you so much for sharing all the mouth-watering recipes.