Spicy Snake Bean With Pork. 乱棍打死猪八戒
This is also one of the dishes that reminded me of home, Malaysia. A typical Malaysian home-cooked dish using spicy dried shrimps paste (sambal). Spicy and a bit salty, perfect with a bowl of steamy rice.
Ingredients you will need: (enough to serve 2 persons)
- A bunch of snake beans (Cut into few centimetre long) (You will be able to find these beans fresh in most of the Chinese green grocery shops)
- About 150g sliced pork belly (You could you more or use less meat, really depending on your own preferences)
- About a handful of dried shrimps (soaked in water for 5 mins)
- Few cloves of garlic
- 2 Shallots (roughly sliced)
- Chilli (Fresh or dried) (Depending of your preferences, you can have it very spicy or mild)
- 2 tbsp Cooking oil
- A dash of soy sauce
- Some water
First clean the snake bean and discard the top and bottom ends. Cut them into few centimetres long. Set aside.
To make the shrimp paste. Put the garlic, shrimps, shallots, chilli and a tablespoonful of oil in a blender. Blender everything finely and set aside.
In a wok or deep pan, put the shrimps paste and pork with some oil (the pork will produce some oil later once fried in the hot pan), so keep the cooking oil just about 1-2 tablespoonful. Gently cook the paste and the pork in medium heat until fragrant. About 5 mins.
Add the beans and stir fry it for few minutes add some soy sauce and stir-fry everything until slightly dry. Add the water, enough to cover the ingredients and let it cook for few minutes until the beans are just tender and the sauce is slightly thicken.
Serves it hot with steamed rice. Equally nice with brown rice or couscous...mmmmm.....