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Stir-Fried Green Beans and Prawns

Green beans are one of the most underrated vegetables. They have become an all-year-around staple in supermarket here in Melbourne and have sold out its virtues of wonderful seasonal vegetables.

That’s not to say they aren’t good out of season. I know. You seasonal eaters will scream at me. We do live in a subtropical country afterall and we are blessed with vegetables all year around. Green beans, when cooked well are crisp and sweet, bursting with flavours. Of course, always buy the freshest green beans you can find.

We are starting to see new season’s green beans on the shelves now. Hoorah.

Stir-fried Green Beans and Prawns for Two

  1. 200g green beans, trimmed and halved
  2. 10 raw banana prawns, peeled with prawn butter reserved
  3. 1 onion, slice lengthwise
  4. 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  5. 1 tbsp good oyster sauce
  6. 1/2 tbsp soy sauce
  7. 1/4 tsp sugar
  8. 1/2 tbsp vegetable oil

Add vegetable oil to a hot non-stick frying pan on highest heat possible for your frying pan. Add garlic and prawns and fry until the prawns start to change colour. Add green beans and onion. Cook, stirring for 2 minutes. Add oyster sauce, soy sauce and sugar. Add water if necessary. Toss around for another 1-2 minutes until the beans are cooked but still crisp.

Serve with freshly cooked rice. Midweek dinner for the win!