The difference in size and texture means that long beans take less time to cook and are just as delicious when slightly al dente as they are when cooked through.
The accompanying recipe for Spicy Long Beans is inspired by a dish I ate in a restaurant recently.
The beans were cut into ¼-inch pieces and cooked with a kick-your-behind chile sauce.
¼ cup low-sodium chicken broth
1 teaspoon oyster or hoisin sauce
Add the broth, chile paste, sherry and oyster or hoisin sauce.
Serve with lettuce cups or steamed rice and garnish with peanuts, if using.
Various brands of chile paste in oil can be found in Asian markets and well-stocked grocers.
Per serving: 233 calories, 15g protein, 28g carbohydrate, 7g fat, 14mg cholesterol, 94mg sodium, 5g fiber. …read more
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