Stir Fry Sambal Long Beans

by Angie Liew

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This is a simple and delicious way to cook vegetables at home and it goes so well with steamed rice and porridge.  Sambal belacan is definitely a classic in Malaysian cuisine.  Not only can it be used as a condiment, it is great for stir fries with vegetables like asparagus, kangkung (water spinach), french beans or just like this dish, with long beans. 

Stir Fry Sambal Long Beans

Recipe by Huang Kitchen, Angie Liew
This is a simple and delicious way to cook vegetables at home and it goes so well with steamed rice and porridge. Sambal belacan is definitely a classic in Malaysian cuisine. Not only can it be used as a condiment, it is great for stir fries with vegetables like asparagus, kangkung, french beans or just like this dish, with long beans.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients

  • 300 g long bean
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon dried shrimps
  • 2 tablespoons belacan, known as shrimp paste
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 100-200 ml hot water, depending how soft you want to cook your long bean
  • Salt and chicken stock, to taste

Sambal belacan (sambal shrimp paste) Blend ingredients into a sambal belacan paste

  • 4 shallots
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 4 red chillies
  • 4 dried chillies
  • 1 piece belacan, known as shrimp paste

    Instructions

    To prepare the dish

    • Stir Fry Sambal Long Beans
      First wash, rinse and drain well the long beans. Cut the long beans into 2 inch in length.
    • Stir Fry Sambal Long Beans
      Then soak the dried shrimps until soft, drained and chopped coarsely.
    • Stir Fry Sambal Long Beans
      Next blend or pound together the chillies, shallots, garlics and shrimp paste. We're now ready to fry the long beans.

    To fry the dish

    • Stir Fry Sambal Long Beans
      First heat up oil in wok. Then add the coarsely chopped dried prawn and stir fry until golden brown.
    • Stir Fry Sambal Long Beans
      Next add in the shrimp paste. Stir fry until aromatic.
    • Stir Fry Sambal Long Beans
      Add the cut long bean and water. Mix well with the samba paste mixture.
    • Stir Fry Sambal Long Beans
      Season with salt and chicken stock to taste.
    • Stir Fry Sambal Long Beans
      Cover and simmer on low heat until water evaporates and the long bean is cooked and is well coated into the sambal.
    • Stir Fry Sambal Long Beans
      And we're done! Dish out onto plate and serve hot with steamed rice.

Enjoy!

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2 comments

Esther Wong July 2, 2014 - 5:57 am

This is so appetizing, Francis & I love belacan very much!

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Angie Liew July 2, 2014 - 7:55 am

Yes, cook this for dinner last night. Hubby and maid really enjoyed. So simple yet delicous. Thanks for comment Esther.

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