Stir-Fried Green Beans with Shrimp and Garlic

Doubled and served with steamed rice, this Vietnamese side dish becomes a great main course.

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  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 pound large shrimp-shelled, deveined and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • Salt
  • 1/2 pound green beans, thinly sliced 1/4 inch thick on an extreme diagonal
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock or low-sodium broth
  • 1 tablespoon Asian fish sauce
  • Freshly ground pepper

How to make this recipe

  1. Heat a wok until very hot. Add the vegetable oil and heat until shimmering. Add the garlic and stir-fry for 10 seconds. Add the shrimp and a pinch of salt and stir-fry until the shrimp are just beginning to turn pink, about 30 seconds. Add the green beans and 2 tablespoons of the stock and stir-fry until the beans soften slightly, about 3 minutes. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of stock along with the fish sauce and a generous pinch of pepper and stir-fry until the shrimp are cooked through and the beans are crisp-tender, about 3 minutes longer. Serve right away.

Contributed By Photo © Lucy Schaeffer Published December 2012

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Author Name: Jennifer Bethune

Review Body: Really good flavour. I added a bit of thinly sliced onion and a squeeze of lime juice at the end.

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Date Published: 2016-11-07

Author Name: Kisses1908

Review Body: This dish was really delicious. I added a dash of cayenne pepper and a spoon oh honey.

Date Published: 2017-03-21

Author Name: marcuelcajon

Review Body: How the procedure is presented is not so friendly to the readers. Steps should be numbered accordingly and not just cramp everything in one step. 

Date Published: 2017-01-23