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French Beans with Spicy Dried Shrimps

   

French beans with Spicy Dried Shrimps
French Beans with Spicy Dried Shrimps (Hay Bee Hiam)

This is a tasty and easy to whip up stir fry dish – perfect for busy nights where I decided to cook, yet there isn’t much time to do anything too elaborate. This goes really well with fluffy white warm rice!

Ingredients
(Serves 2)

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– 200g French Beans
– 1 to 2 chilli padi, de-seeded, sliced
– 2 tbsp dried shrimps (aka ‘Hei Bi’), soaked in a small bowl of water till slightly softened, then drain the water
– 1 tbsp chopped garlic
– 1 tbsp olive oil

Directions

'Hei Bi Hiam'

1. Using either a grinder or just a kitchen knife & chopping board, chop the chilli and dried shrimps until fine (see photo above).
2. Align the french beans vertically on the chopping board so that their ends stand on the same height & trim the ends. Ditto for the other side. Then cut the beans to approx. 1-2cm lengths.
3. Heat oil in wok and stir fry the chopped dried shrimps & chilli, as well as garlic, till dried shrimps are light brown.
4. Add the french beans in the wok and stir fry over medium high fire for approximately 5 minutes till the beans are cooked and the dried shrimps turn a dark brownish hue. Serve with fluffy warm rice.

Other French Bean Stir-Fry Recipes:

French Beans with Egg
French Beans in Pine Nuts & Mangoes

                                           

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16 Responses to “French Beans with Spicy Dried Shrimps”

  1. didally — May 11, 2008 @ 3:09 pm

    This is really easy to whip up on busy nights. I like to stir fry with dried shrimps, simply delicious. :-)

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  2. Laurie Constantino — May 11, 2008 @ 3:35 pm

    I’ve never seen beans cut like you have, but I really like them – they look almost like peas. I also love the spicy seasonings and am so glad you entered this in Weekend Herb Blogging!

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  3. Coffee and Vanilla — May 11, 2008 @ 5:39 pm

    Wiffy, it looks delicious :lol:
    Thank you for your comments, I replied here:
    http://www.coffeeandvanilla.com/?p=2047
    Yes, kiwiberries skin is edible, thank you for asking 8)

    Enjoy your day, Margot

    p.s. Because of you I’m thining now of making my own emoticons, hehe… when I get some free time :?

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  4. Coffee and Vanilla — May 11, 2008 @ 5:41 pm

    Wow, I just noticed that now, we have the same Ikea placemat :P

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  5. Susan — May 11, 2008 @ 5:55 pm

    Sorry you haven’t felt well, Wiffy. Stomach ailments can be very nasty. :twisted:

    Are the dried shrimp salty or fermented? I’ve always been curious about them. This dish looks really tasty, fresh and quick. Fine photos, as usual.

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  6. bleeding espresso — May 12, 2008 @ 1:01 am

    Looks fabulous–love those chilies in there :)

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  7. Kevin — May 12, 2008 @ 6:10 am

    This sounds tasty. I have been meaning to pick up some dried shrimp to try.

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  8. Boon — May 12, 2008 @ 8:48 am

    Mmmm…I can still remember the spicy and fragrant aroma just by looking at the photos. :D

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  9. daphne — May 12, 2008 @ 10:48 am

    oh yum! I certainly like the chili in the beans! Especially sambal. Nicely done.

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  10. tigerfish — May 12, 2008 @ 4:47 pm

    Hope you are feeling well by now.

    I love this dish, and whoa…with the hei bi hiam…so good with rice.
    Without the hei bi hiam, sometimes I just cracked in 1-2 eggs and whisk the eggs and beans up to be pan-fried. :D

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