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Sichuan Dry-Fried Green Beans (Sides)

 

Dry your beans well before cooking. To get the traditional ‘blistered’ look of the beans you will need to shallow-fry them for 5-6 minutes and stir constantly to avoid burning.
26

Yield

4

servings

Prep

15

min

Cook

5

min

Ready

20

min

Low Fat, Low in Saturated Fat, Low Cholesterol, Cholesterol-Free, Trans-fat Free, Good source of fiber
 

Ingredients

300 grams green beans
¼ cup coconut oil
or peanut oil
*
5 each dried red chiles
or 6
*
¼ teaspoon sichuan peppercorns
ground
*
1 tablespoon garlic
minced
1 teaspoon ginger
fresh
*
3 each scallions, spring or green onions
white parts only, thinly sliced
120 grams mushrooms, shiitake
fresh, cleaned and finely chopped
1 ½ teaspoons rice wine
Chinese
1 ½ teaspoons chili bean sauce
*
½ teaspoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon -
xylitol
*
½ teaspoon sea salt
or to taste

Directions

Rinse the green beans and dry them thoroughly; even a small amount of water will cause oil in the wok to spit.

Cut the beans into 5cm pieces.

To make the sauce:

In a small bowl, stir together the rice wine, chili bean sauce, sesame oil, xylitol, and salt until well incorporated. Set aside.

Heat a wok over high heat until very hot.

Add the coconut oil and swirl to coat the bottom.

Add the green beans and stir-fry, constantly stirring the beans, for 5 to 6 minutes, or until the outsides begin to blister and the beans are wilted.

Turn off the heat, remove the green beans, and place the beans on a plate lined with paper towels to drain excess oil.

Remove all but 1 tablespoon of oil and reheat the wok.

Add the chillies, Sichuan pepper, garlic, ginger, and green onions and stir-fry until fragrant, about 30 seconds.

Add the shiitake mushrooms and stir-fry for another 1 minute, until the mushrooms have browned and started to crisp.

Add the sauce you made earlier.

Return the green beans to the wok and stir-fry for another 1 minute. Transfer to a plate and serve hot.

Note: Traditionally, peanut oil is used instead of coconut oil.

However, peanut oil contains predominantly omega-6 fatty acids, which we tend to get too much of, distorting the important omega-3 / omega-6 ratio required for health.

In addition, it is one of the most pesticide sprayed crops. As such, it should be used only occasionally for stir-frying.

Note: S (green beans) or permission

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 121g (4.3 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 5113% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 312mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 4%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Sugars g
Protein 4g
Vitamin A 13% Vitamin C 25%
Calcium 4% Iron 6%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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