Chinese Peppered Green Beans

Total Time
4mins
Prep
3 mins
Cook
1 min

I get a kick out of serving these long beans to those who've never seen them as they're fairly new in our supermarket. This particular recipe was in one of those Supermarket CDs.

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, using the bottom of a glass or jar, crush the peppercorns into a coarse pulp. Stir in the cilantro.
  2. Heat oil in a large wok or skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in beans, garlic, brown sugar, chile pepper, peppercorns and cilantro. Stir fry for 45 seconds. Pour in the water and cover to steam until tender crisp, about 1-2 minutes for smaller beans and 7-9 minutes for the bigger beans depending on the size of the vegetables. Serve immediately.
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DBF is Chinese, and we regularly go to the Chinese market, where I've seen these beans, but haven't found any direction on how to cook them...until now. I couldn't find green peppercorns, and I didn't have cilantro, otherwise followed the recipe. I added black sesame seeds and toasted sesame oil after cooking. The only thing is that I think 2 min. is way too short to cook them enough. I had to steam them for 8 min., like regular green beans, but maybe I got a tougher variety. Thanks!