Dry-Fried Szechuan Green Beans
Spicy and satisfying, this Chinese restaurant favorite is easy to re-create at home. Serve with steamed rice.
1 | Combine green onions, garlic, and ginger in small bowl; set aside. Combine mirin, soy sauce, sesame oil, chile-garlic sauce, and 2 tsp. water in separate bowl; set aside.
2 | Heat vegetable oil in wok or large skillet over high heat. Add green beans, and cook 5 minutes, or until browned and blistered all over, stirring occasionally. Transfer to paper-towel-lined plate, and set aside.
3 | Drain all but 1 Tbs. oil from wok,and heat over high heat. Add green onion mixture, and stir-fry 30 seconds. Add mushrooms, and stir-fry 2 to 3 minutes, or until browned and tender. Return green beans to wok, and add dried chiles (if using). Stir-fry 30 seconds to heat through. Remove from heat, and stir in soy sauce mixture, letting heat from pan thicken sauce while you stir-fry.