Stir-Fried Long Beans With Roasted Chilli Sauce and Thai Basil

Total Time
30mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

Tua Yao Pad Prik Pow. An authentic Thai dish from cooking instructer, Kasma Loha-unchit Clark, www.thaifoodandtravel.com

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 lb long beans
  • 2 tablespoons peanut oil, for stir-frying
  • 6 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 -3 tablespoons roasted chili paste (nahm prk pow)
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce, to taste
  • 12-1 cup thai sweet basil (bai horapa)

Directions

  1. Trim and discard the ends of the long beans. Cut the beans crosswise into segments about 1 1/2 inches long.
  2. Heat a wok over high heat until hot. Swirl in the oil to coat the surface evenly. When the oil is hot, stir in the garlic and saute a few seconds.
  3. Toss in the long beans and stir-fry 1-2 minutes.
  4. Spoon in the roast chilli paste. Stir to mix well with the beans.
  5. Add a quarter cup of water, stir and cover with a lid to allow the beans to steam.
  6. Open lid and stir occasionally, adding more water as needed until the beans begin to turn tender.
  7. Season to taste with fish sauce.
  8. Add the basil, stir well into the mixture to wilt.
  9. Continue to stir-fry until the beans are tender to your liking.
  10. Transfer to a serving dish and serve warm along with the other dishes with steamed rice.

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