Sichuan dry-fried green beans? (Gan Bian Si Ji Dou ‘干煸四季豆’). If you love green beans, be sure to save this recipe??. If you don’t, I urge that you give this aromatic bean a chance to be your next star dish?. Green beans for Gan Bian Si Ji Dou are usually blanched in hot oil for a few minutes until the skins blister before tossing them with the sauce. So, check out the simplified & healthier steps to make this tasty meal below??. Enjoy & have a lovely, Thursday, friends.?
Recipe (yields 2-3 servings)
~ 1 lb green beans
~ 8oz firm tofu – drained, mashed, pan-fried & lightly seasoned with salt
~ 3 teaspoons finely minced ginger
~ 3 teaspoons finely minced garlic
~ 3 dried/fresh chili – seeds removed, softened & cut in half
~ oil, toasted sesame oil, salt to taste
?Sauce: Mix together 1 tablespoon light soy sauce, 1/2 tablespoon stir fry sauce (check highlight for recipe) & 1 teaspoon sugar until all incorporated & set aside.
✅Bring a pot of water to boil, blanch green beans quickly in hot water for 1 min. Drain green beans & wipe dry with a paper towel.
✅Place green beans in a heated non-stick pan with 2 teaspoons of oil. While turning the beans constantly, pan-fry green beans over low-med heat until the skin is slightly blistered or wrinkly, about 8 mins. Be sure to keep the beans in a single layer for even cooking time. Transfer cooked beans to a plate.
✅Using the same pan, add 1 teaspoon oil, then sauté ginger & garlic until fragrant. Add dried chili, tofu & continue to cook for another minute, season with a pinch of salt.
✅Then, add in the beans & sauce. Continue to sauté until beans are well coated with sauce or until the sugar has melted. Season accordingly & add a swirl of toasted sesame oil before serving. Serve warm with your favorite grain.
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