Green Beans & Shiitake Mushrooms

INGREDIENTS:

Green Beans & Shiitake Mushrooms Ingredients

  • 2 large bunches of green beans
  • 2 cups of fresh shiitake mushrooms
  • 1 large bunch of cilantro leaves
  • 1 small red onion
  • 2 inches of fresh ginger
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 2 green chilies (serrano or Thai Bird)
  • 1 lime
  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard seeds
  • 2 tablespoons peanut oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons light soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoons Sambal Oelek (Indonesian hot chili paste available in most U. S. markets)
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce (this ups the umami flavor)
  • 1 teaspoon of black bean garlic sauce
  • white pepper and sea salt to taste

PREP:

Green Beans & Shiitake Mushrooms Prep

  • Trim the ends of each bean and cut it into thirds.  You will end up with 4 cups of prepped beans.
  • Mince the chilies, ginger and garlic
  • Thinly slice the onion and mushrooms
  • Tear the cilantro leaves from the stems
  • Cut the lime so that we have it ready to squeeze later in the recipe

COOK:

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  • Coat a large stainless steel skillet with 2 tablespoons of peanut oil and 1/2 teaspoon of sesame oil
  • Add the onions, chilies, ginger, garlic, yellow mustard seeds and half the coriander leaves.  Reserve the other half of the coriander leaves for garnish.
  • Turn the flame to medium and sauté till golden brown

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  • Add the shiitake mushrooms
  • Continue sautéing till the mushrooms are brown and caramelized
  • Deglaze the pan with the fish sauce and the soy sauce

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  • Add the green beans along with the Sambal Oelek, the black bean/garlic sauce and the oyster sauce.   Toss everything together
  • Cover with a lid.  Cook for 5 minutes.  The beans will stay green and crunchy.
  • Turn the flame off and leave the lid on till you are ready till serve
  • Just before serving adjust the salt and pepper to taste and toss in the reserved cilantro leaves for a pop of freshness.

Serve on a platter and top off with a fresh squeeze of lime juice.  Here I have served it with Asian Brown Rice Pilaf and Sesame Crusted Black Fin Tuna.

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