Spicy Green Beans

    20 minutes

    Green beans are anything but bland in this recipe. They are sweated with garlic, ginger, chilli and oyster sauce for a Chinese style side dish you will love.

    2 people made this

    Serves: 4 

    • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 2 small knobs root ginger, finely chopped
    • 1 dried red chilli
    • 350g fresh green beans, trimmed and chopped
    • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
    • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. In a large frying pan or wok, heat oil over medium high heat. Stir in the garlic, ginger and chilli. As the garlic and ginger begin to sweat, add beans, toss to mix, cover and reduce heat. Steam for 5 to 8 minutes. Add a few tablespoons of water if necessary.
    2. Remove cover, increase heat to high; add soy and oyster sauce and stir for two minutes more or until sauce thickens. Serve warm.

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    This dish was fabulous. I didn't have fresh ginger so I substituted ground ginger and I added more than a "pinch" of red pepper. This was so good I made it three days in a row.  -  22 Dec 2001  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This is good! A nice change and an interesting way to use green beans. Because of what I had on hand, I made some alterations -- ground instead of fresh ginger; pinch 'a cayenne instead of red chile pepper; and omitted the oyster sauce. Still a good side dish, and I will make again. Thanks.  -  10 Dec 2004  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Less soy sauce next time, too salty, but husband LOVED it.  -  06 Oct 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)