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Spicy Green Bean Sambal


This easy side dish of spicy green beans takes minutes to cook but adds a wealth of flavour to barbecued fish or char-grilled lobster.


Spicy Green Bean Sambal

Spicy Green Bean Sambal

Course: Sambal
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Author: The Cook
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  • cm piece fresh ginger, peeled and finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 3 teaspoons chilli paste, or to taste
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 160 g small green runner beans, topped and tailed
  • ½ red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • sea salt, to taste

Recipe Instructions

  • Place the ginger and garlic in a mortar and pound with a pestle until a smooth paste forms. Stir in the chilli paste.
  • Heat the oil in a wok over medium-high heat. Add the beans and ginger mixture, and cook for 1-2 minutes or until fragrant.
  • Add the onion and cook for another 1 minute, then remove from the heat.
  • Toss through the lemon rind and juice.
  • Season with sea salt to taste and serve immediately.

Cooks Notes & Variations

If you can't find small runner beans, just use the freshest small beans you can find. A combination of green and butter beans gives a lovely contrasting look.

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Serving: 0g | Calories: 0kcal | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg

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