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String Beans, Fermented Black Beans, and Ya Cai

Vegetables, also Vegetarian Foods

String Beans, Fermented Black Beans, and Ya Cai
1 pound long beans or string beans
3 Tablespoons vegetable oil, separated
3 Tablespoons minced pork
1 large clove garlic, peeled and minced
2 sliced fresh ginger, peeled and minced
3 chili peppers, seeded and cut into small pieces
1 and 1/2 Tablespoons fermented black beans
1 Tablespoon crushed Sichuan peppercorns
2 Tablespoons ya cai
1/2 cup of chicken broth
2 scallions minced and separated into white and green pieces
1. Cut ends off the green beans and then cut them into two-inch pieces.
2. Heat wok or fry pan, add one tablespoon of the oil and stir-fry the pork for one minute until no longer pink. Then take it out and set it aside on a small plate or bowl.
3. Add another tablespoon of the oil, then add the string beans and stir-fry about two or three minutes. Remove them from the pan and set them aside on a different plate.
4. Add the last tablespoon of the oil and stir-fry the minced garlic and ginger for one minute, then add the chili pepper pieces and the black beans and stir-fry another minute. Next add the Sichuan peppercorns, ya cai, broth, white parts of the scallions, pork, and the green beans. Stir-fry for one to two minutes before removing everything to a serving bowl. Sprinkle the scallion greens on top and serve.

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