Thursday, November 1, 2012

Responding to requests: Chinese style green beans with pork mince

This will be a quick one. Yes, it's another response to twitter...

It was a recipe call for Chinese-style green beans with pork mince. Well, @MissPiggyEats, here it is...


300g round green beans, chopped to 2 inch lengths
75g (roughly) pork mince
2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped or minced
1-2 spring onions, finely chopped
Chili, chopped (optional)
Salt, sugar, soy sauce, oil

2 teaspoons soy sauce
1-2 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon Chinese cooking wine
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 tablespoon water

1. Marinade the pork mince with, you guessed it, the marinade ingredients. Combine well, then give it another 5 stirs for good measure. Let it rest for 10 minutes or so.
2. Heat up a wok on high heat, add about 1 tablespoon of oil, turn it down to medium-high heat. Add garlic, chili and spring onions (save about a tablespoon for later) and saute until fragrant. Add the pork mince, break it up quickly into small pieces and saute til golden brown. Remove from wok and reserve.
3. Add another tablespoon of oil and heat up the wok again. Toss in and blister the green beans until about 1/3 to half cooked. Add the pork with its juices, and a little bit of extra water (2 tablespoons or so), and allow to reduce for a minute. Season with salt, soy sauce, sugar to taste, and allow to cook, uncovered, for another minute. 

Serve immediately.

1 comment:

  1. Ok YUM! I just went to check the bean plant on my balcony and I think I'll have enough beans to make this dish next week. Thanks so much!