Long Beans in Sweet Soy, 'Kacang Panjang Kecap'
A very sweet, tasty, healthy way to enjoy greens. This Indonesia dish is easy to make.
We recommend serving this with Nasi Kuning (festive yellow rice).
For 4 Person(s)
- 3 Cloves Garlic, Chopped
- 2 Shallots, Chopped
- 3 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil
- 1 Pound Long Beans, Cut Into 1
- 4 Fresh Thai Chile Peppers, stemmed and halved lengthwise
- 3 Tablespoons Kecap Manis (Indonesian sweet soy sauce)
- 1 Fresh Tomato, Cored And Cut into Wedges
- 1 Tablespoon Fried Shallots
Method for Long Beans in Sweet Soy, 'Kacang Panjang Kecap'
Put garlic, fresh shallots, and 2 tablespoons water into a mortar and pestle and smash into a smooth paste. Set aside.
Heat oil in a wok over medium-low heat. Add paste and cook, stirring, about 8 minutes. Add long beans and chiles, stir to combine. Add kecap manis and 1/4 cup water, stir to coat. Increase heat to medium high and stir-fry until beans are barely fork tender, 6-8 minutes. Add tomatoes and cook until just wilted, about 2 minutes. Season with salt to taste and transfer to a large bowl.
Let beans rest for about 10 minutes before serving, to allow flavors to intensify. Garnish with generous amount of fried shallots, and serve with festive yellow rice. Enjoy!