Lunar New Year is here and we have some delicious recipes you’re going to want to add to your LNY menu this year! The first recipe coming at you are Sichuan Style Green Beans. Let’s just set the record straight – this isn’t your typical green bean recipe. This recipe is flavorful, full of that Asian flavor you want in your Lunar New Year Recipe.
We love making recipes that mean something, and this recipe checks that box. Our Chinese Long Beans are the perfect green bean for this recipe because they symbolize the sprout of good luck and longevity in the Lunar New Year. And after the 2020 we all had, who couldn’t use a little extra good luck? This recipe is made with minimal ingredients and is so quick to whip up. Plus, we all know side dishes are the main course during every holiday, and these green beans are worth being the main course. So if you want to kick off your LNY with a sprout of goodluck, add these Sichuan Style Green Beans to your recipe line-up ASAP.
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Sichuan Style Green Beans
For the Sauce
- 2 Tbsp hoisin sauce
- 2 Tbsp oyster sauce
- 2 Tbsp chinese rice wine or dry sherry
- 1 1/2 Tbsp brown sugar
- 1 tsp chili garlic sauce
For the Green Beans
- 2 Tbsp tian jin preserved vegetables or any chinese preserved vegetables (optional)
- 2 Tbsp garlic (chopped)
- 2 Tbsp ginger (chopped)
- 1 lb green beans (we prefer chinese long beans) (trimmed)
- 1 3/4 cups corn starch for dredging
- 4 cups canola or peanut oil for stir-frying, or as needed
Combine the sauce ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.
Wash the green beans and drain them thoroughly.
Heat a wide deep skillet to high and add oil for deep frying. Add oil and bring the temp up to 375 degrees. Dredge the beans in the cornstarch in a large bowl,knock off any excess.
Deep fry the beans for 3-5 minutes, until their skins begin to wrinkle but still crisp. Remove from the oil and drain on paper towels.
Heat a separate deep skillet or wok to high and add 2 Tbsp of the frying oil. When you see a few whisps of white spoke, stir in preserved vegetable, garlic, and ginger and brown for 30 second or until fragrant. Add the beans to the pan, folding constantly for about 30 seconds. Stir in the sauce and fold into the beans until well combined. Cook for about 1 minute until all the ingredients are thoroughly combined.
Serve and enjoy!