French beans stir fry with preserved Chinese olives (橄榄菜)
Recipe type: Side Dishes
Cuisine: Chinese
  • 1 handful of french beans
  • 2 tablespoons olive (橄榄菜)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • water
  • fish sauce to taste (optional)
  1. Pluck both ends of the french bean and slice thinly, diagonally.
  2. Fry 1 tablespoon of olive (橄榄菜) in a bit of oil in the wok. It is soaked in oil so you don't really need that much oil.
  3. Add garlic and fry till fragrant.
  4. Add the french beans. Fry a little while before adding water and letting it simmer.
  5. Add the other tablespoon of olive (橄榄菜) and if the dish is still not salty enough you can add some fish sauce to taste.
  6. Dish and serve.
The reason for separating the amount of olive (橄榄菜) to be used in the cooking process:

By the time the french beans are cooked, the olive added at the beginning of the cooking would have lost (or almost lost) its taste. Thus, the adding of the olives at the end of the cooking retains the taste of olives, which goes well with the french beans.
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