We tried green beans in black bean sauce at a Chinese New Year dinner last weekend. They were amazing. This week we received green beans in our bountiful basket so it just seem appropriate to try to recreate the dish. I just happened to have black bean sauce in my pantry. I bought it years ago and then could never remember why.
The green beans weren't identical to the dish from the dinner but they were good.
Chinese Green Beans
2 pounds fresh green beans, washed and trimmed
1 bulb garlic, peeled and chopped
1 tsp ginger powder
2 TB oil
2-3 TB jarred black bean sauce with garlic
Heat oil in skillet. Add green beans and fry for 2-3 minutes. Add garlic and fry until the garlic is tender. Add ginger powder and black bean sauce. Stir to coat the green beans. Let cook until the beans are tender, stirring frequently so the sauce does not burn. Serve warm.