Wild Boar and I have been away to a church retreat in Cameron Highlands over the weekend and came back happy :))) A short break but it was rejuvenating enough for us though we wanted more days :p Back to this dish, I bought some of these asparagus beans back from the trip to Cameron Highlands.
This looks like the french beans but it is darker green in color and more rounded. It is best if cooked stir fried with dried shrimps and garlic or with shrimp paste and chilli. Crunchy texture and taste like the asparagus thus it is called asparagus beans or ' lou soon dau ' in cantonese. Selling for RM6 a kilo which is consider cheap. It has a natural sweetness...I love it and shall be looking for this beans from the local market.
Stir Fried Asparagus Beans With Dried Shrimps
1/2 kilo of sparagus beans - soaked, washed and drained- cut into 1" length
1/2 cup of dried shrimps - soaked, washed and drained
2 cloves of garlic
1 tbsp oyster sauce
1/2 tbsp of chinese rice wine
1/2 cup of water
1/2 tsp of corn flour
a dash of white pepper
Heat wok , add in 1 tbsp of grapeseed oil . When the oil is smoking , add in garlic and dried shrimps. Lower heat to medium, and continue to saute till the dried shrimps is aromatic. Add in the asparagus beans and stir fried till cooked. Add in the thickening sauce and stir fried till the beans are coated with the sauce. Dish up and serve with rice.
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