One good thing about the extreme hot weather is that our long beans are growing fast and furious. Last week we had only 5-6 beans every morning. Today we picked at least 20-30 beans. We have cooked a lot of beans lately. I cooked this dish with two new sauces. It is not the flavor I have expected. But it is very easy to make, lots of flavor. A little too spicy for me. I think I can get used to it. Next time I will add some onion and garlic to give more flavors. This is a northern Chinese dish. A lot of people like it.
Chinese Long Beans
Stir Fried Spicy Beans ( 炸醬炒豆角 )
2 cups Chinese long beans, 2-inch long pieces
2 tablespoons bean paste
2 tablespoons (or less) chili oil
2 tablespoons (or less) hoisin sauce
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
Saute beans, onion and garlic for about 5-8 minutes over medium heat. Add bean paste, chili oil and hoisin sauce. Quickly stir fry until fragrant. Add about 1/4 cup water, cover the pan and cook another 5-8 minutes on medium low heat until beans are soften. That’s it. A nice side dish.