Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Stir-Fry String beans with Shrimps

This is our favorite way of eating string beans. It is just a quick stir-fry with shrimps. Actually this is one of Carlos favorite dish. Sometime I will cook it with dried shrimps and sambal but since Carlos is eating I can’t do that. Just like how they cook it in the restaurant I like the string beans to be crunchy and not overcook. I will usually stir-fry them for a few minutes and dish them out before cooking the rest of the ingredients. This way the string beans will retain its crunch.

Recipe Source: My Kitchen Snippets

1/2 pound of string beans – removes both ends and cut into 2” length
10 large shrimps – peel and deveined
1 carrot – julienned
2 cloves garlic - chopped
1 shallot – sliced thinly
3 tbsp of chopped pickle radish/chye poh
3 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp oyster sauce
Dash of pepper

1. Heat up the wok and add in 2 tbsp of olive oil. Stir-fry the string beans for 3 minutes. Dish out and set it aside.
2. In the same wok, add in a tbsp of olive oil, stir fry garlic, shallots until lightly brown and fragrant. Add carrot, pickle radish and shrimps. Continue to stir-fry for 2 minutes.
3. Add in the string beans and all the seasonings. Drizzle in 2 tbsp of water. Continue to stir fry for another minute and dish out.
4. Serve with warm rice.


ReeseKitchen said...

Oh I love this too. Its one of my favourite that I used to cook quite often but slightly different from yours. I added szechuan pickled vege (ja choy) but not pickle radish, and I didn't add shrimps. I should try out yours tomorrow...hehe!

Gloria Baker said...

Look delicious, gloria

ann low said...

I love this home cooked dish. The string beans must be very crunchy, extra rice please :))

Shereen said...

One of our favourites too.String beans very versatile..no matter how you cooked it, they will always turned out great.

KB and Whitesnake said...

The fact tghat this recipe can be changed to suit a variety of palates is indeed brilliant.

Thanks for sharing and please feel free to link you recipes to our Simply Delish post on Saturday.

Have a wonderful day

Elin said...

I love the the natural sweetness of the string beans and what more with the shrimps...yummy !

Honey Bee Sweets said...

I cook this almost once a week! I add dried shrimp instead of chay po. But I just bought some chay Po the other day to make chwee kueh, maybe can use some to cook your method, must be yum!

lena said...

this is also one common dish that i cook, love how simple it is!

ICook4Fun said...

Reese, the next time I cook this I will try your style using Ja Choy.

Gloria, thanks.

Ann, yes they are :)

Shereen, I will buy this string beans every week. I use it in stir-fry, curry, fried rice etc..

KB, thanks.

Elin, this is Carlos fav vegetable dish :)

Bee Bee, me too. I ran out of dried shrimp so I used prawns instead.

Lena, yea I saw you post string beans the other day :)

A. said...

I've cooked this twice already... a new favorite at home! Thank you so much for sharing simple, healthy and yummy recipes.