I keep buying long beans at the market. Then I keep having to do something with them. Each attempt has been completely uninspired...that is until the other day, when I also needed to get rid of some red peppers and realized the local peanuts sitting on the counter would add the perfect touch. I had enough for 2nds, but they evaporated, or something like that...
- 1 1/2 lb Chinese long beans, trimmed and cut crosswise
- 3 cayenne peppers, chopped
- 1 small red onion, halved lengthwise, then very thinly sliced
- 1 tbsp Chinese 5 spice
- 1 1/2 tbsp Peanut Oil
- 1/2 cup unsalted roasted peanuts
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
Trim and cut beans crosswise. Put beans, onion and pepers in a microwaveable bowl with 1 tbsp water. Cover and microwave on high for 5 minutes. Heat wok on high, add oil and 5 spice. Stir until they start to sizzle. Stir in peanuts and reduce the heat to medium. Add the cooked vegetables and soy sauce. Cook for about 5 minutes, until the vegetables are well coated and onions are beginning to brown. Terrific on it's own or as a side for grilled chicken.
Get what you need for this tasty treat at the Farmer's Market at the X, in Forest Park.
More about Beans:
- Shrimp and Black Bean Salad
- green beans with craisins and walnuts
- Marinated 8 Layer Salad
- Hoppin John
Photo Credit: Julie Cecchini