Glazed Chinese Longbeans

Glazed Chinese Long Beans (Food Network)

We always grow Chinese Longbeans, and CSA members get them several times during the summer. This strange bean is one that can stump even hard core veggie lovers. The problem is that if you don’t cook them long enough, they will have this odd texture that squeaks when you chew them. The key is to be sure they are done. You can’t be too wimpy about cooking these beans. This Food Network recipe solves the problem by having you blanch and sauté the beans. This one is really yummy and keeps the Asian theme of the beans. Enjoy!

Glazed Chinese Long Beans (Food Network)

Ingredients

• 1/2 pound Chinese long beans cut into bit sized pieces
• 2 tablespoons butter
• 2 tablespoons sliced scallion
• 1 tablespoon freshly minced ginger
• 1 tablespoon minced garlic
• Pinch red pepper flakes
• 1/2 cup chicken stock
• 1 tablespoon honey
• 1 tablespoon sesame oil
• Salt and freshly cracked black pepper
• 2 tablespoons sesame seeds, optional

Directions

In a large pot of boiling water, blanch long beans for 2 minutes until slightly tender. Allow to cool.

In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add butter. Add scallions, ginger and garlic. Mix together. Add red pepper flakes and long beans. Allow to cook for a few minutes. Stir in chicken stock, honey and sesame oil. Season with salt and pepper, to taste, and add sesame seeds, if desired. Mix together.

Eat Your Veggies,
Robin

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2 Responses to Glazed Chinese Longbeans

  1. Tina B. says:

    Thanks for recipe! I tried to throw in the roasting pan with a whole chicken this week but didn’t turn out so well. lol I will try this way next time!

  2. Tina B. says:

    Last night I made these by cutting and blanching like you said but then I chopped up a few pieces of bacon I had leftover, put in skillet along with the beans and sautéed until bacon cooked. Then I added a little chicken broth, deglazed plan and simmered until beans tender. Yummy!

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