|Kecap manis - Indonesian ketchup|
Sticky Spicy Green Beans
Serves 2-4 as a side
1 lb. french green beans (haricot verts)
4 tablespoons kecap manis/sweet soy sauce
2 tablespoons chili-garlic paste
Juice from one lime
1. Mix kecap manis and chili-garlic paste together in a small bowl.
2. Heat 2 tablespoons of neutral oil (like canola) in a large saute pan or wok until very hot. Add beans (make sure they're dry to prevent splattering) and saute for about 5 minutes, tossing around until they're blistered and a little shriveled (you may have to do these in batches depending on the size of your pan). Drain on paper.
3. Pour off excess oil, wipe out pan then add beans back in along with the kecap manis and chili-garlic paste. Saute for a minute, squeeze the lime over and cook for another minute or until thickened. Serve hot or at room temperature.