Szechwan Long Green Beans

Total Time:
25 min
15 min
10 min

4 servings

  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil
  • 4 ounces mild red chilies
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 pound long green beans, blanched
  • 1/4 cup oyster sauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • Emeril's Essence seasoning, recipe follows
  • Essence (Emeril's Creole Seasoning):
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon dried leaf oregano
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • In a wok heat the peanut oil. When the oil is hot, saute the chilies and garlic. Add the blanched beans. Stir in the oyster sauce and water. Stir fry for 2 to 3 minutes. Season with black pepper. Mound the green beans in the center of a platter. Drizzle any remaining sauce over the top. Garnish with parsley and Essence.

Essence (Emeril's Creole Seasoning):
  • Combine all ingredients thoroughly and store in an airtight jar or container.

  • Yield: about 2/3 cup

  • Recipe from "New New Orleans Cooking", by Emeril Lagasse and Jessie Tirsch. Published by William and Morrow, 1993.

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