XO French Beans

This is just about the quickest side dish to complement any dinner. I usually whip this up just when the first dinner guests start arriving, as it'll be ready to serve in under 5 minutes!

Ingredients (feeds 4):
2 pounds fine baby French beans, ends trimmed
2 tbsp XO sauce
1 tsp frying oil
1 tsp sesame oil

1) Blanch the beans in salted boiling water for 1 minute.

2) Drain and shock beans in an ice-bath to stop the cooking process and keep it bright green

3) Heat 2 tbsp XO sauce in 1 tsp sesame oil and 1 tsp cooking oil on low heat until fragrant. You don't need a lot of oil here because most XO sauces already have a layer of oil.

4) Stir fry the beans to coat the XO sauce evenly through, about 1 minute, and voila, you've got yourself a deliciously simple dish!


FoodieFC said...

nice! where u get ur XO sauce from?

Bern said...

thanks! crystal jade. i love their xo sauce.

FoodieFC said...

oh ok thanks!

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