Thursday, December 31, 2009

Chinese Style Green Beans & Happy New Year!



This green bean dish can be easily spotted at the Chinese buffet table. In fact, that was how I discovered this cooking method. Below is how I imagine this dish is prepared and I made it for our Thanksgiving dinner. It was very closed to the original except I needed more sauce.

Ingredients:

Green Beans
3-4 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced

Salt to taste

1 tsp. chicken stock granules

Cornstarch water


Method:


1. In a pot of boiling water, add a pinch of salt and a little oil. Blanch the green beans for a little while. Dish out and place in cold water.


2. In a wok, add in a little oil. Stir-fry the garlic until fragrant and golden brown. Add in some water. Season with chicken stock granules and salt. Thicken it with cornstarch water and add in the cooked green beans. Stir-fry until well coated with the sauce, dish out and serve.


TO ALL READERS, HAVE A GREAT AND HAPPY NEW YEAR 2010, MAY YOUR WISHES COME TRUE FOR YOU!!



18 comments:

Food For Tots said...

I like to blanch mine and toss with oil and soy sauce. Wishing you and your family a HAPPY and HEALTHY 2010!!

ICook4Fun said...

Wishing you & your family A Happy New Year!!

Belinda @zomppa said...

Happy new year!!

pigpigscorner said...

Happy new year!

Beachlover said...

Happy New Year to you and family!! love this green:-)......

Peony said...

Happy New Year to you and your family
... and may all your wishes come true.

noobcook said...

I like to make this sauce and drizzle it over blanched broccoli, prawns, scallops etc. Makes a great dish for Chinese New Year hehe

tracieMoo said...

Happy New Year to you too :)

tigerfish said...

Happy New Year!

Usually I blanch the green beans too, before stir-frying.

homeladychef said...

Happy New Year! :) I will try your method next time.

Sonia said...

It is good to eat more green veggie in New Year !!

lilyng said...

ching

happy new year

hugs and kisses to evy and edda

The Cooking Ninja said...

Happy New Year!

I always stir fry mine like the Chinese style. :)

Quinn said...

Happy New Year tp you and your hubby Ching, and not forgetting Edda and Evy!

Retno Prihadana said...

Happy new Year to you & family

Ju (The Little Teochew) said...

Exactly what I want to eat now. Wishing you & your family a wonderful 2010!

Ju

Ling's Passion said...

Wishing you and family a Happy and Prosperous New Year.

Mochachocolata Rita said...

happy new year!!!!

more deliciousness your way, my good blog friend :D