Wednesday, 27 August 2008
Baby French Beans with Belacan
I posted an earlier post about Kangkung Belacan where I mentioned that many types of vegetables can be cooked using the same recipe. Vegetables stir fried with Sambal Belacan is a typical Malaysian dish and the only variation is how spicy you make it. Some people like a lot of Sambal flavour while others prefer just a slight falvouring of it.
I love any vegetable that is stir fried with Sambal Belacan. The Lovely Wife, knowing my penchant for Sambal Belacan made this dish. She 'overloaded' on the sambal belacan so the dish was extra spicy - but there is never anything wrong with that!
I'm not going to repeat the whole recipe as it can be found in the Kangkung Belacan post but suffice to say, as I mentione earlier, its all a matter of taste. Sautee some onion, add in the Sambal Belacan and cook well. Add in a little dried shrimp that has been pounded in a mortar
and then stir in the vegetables and stir fry quickly. Dont overcook it as you want the vegetables to still be crunchy!
This is delicious eaten with rice as the sambal coats the rice and the rice takes on the flavour of the sambal belacan.