Peppers with black beans

Peppers with black beans

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Cooking time

Cook: 30 mins - 40 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 6

Stir up a pepper with black bean dish for Chinese New Year

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
101
protein
4g
carbs
11g
fat
5g
saturates
1g
fibre
2g
sugar
2g
salt
1.5g

Ingredients

  • 1½ tbsp groundnut oil or vegetable oil
  • 3 tbsp finely chopped shallots
  • 2 tbsp coarsley chopped salted black beans
  • 1½ tbsp finely chopped garlic
  • 1 tbsp peeled and finely chopped fresh root ginger
  • 2 red, yellow and green peppers, all seeded and cut into 2½ cm/1in squares
  • 2 tbsp Shaoxing rice wine or dry sherry
  • 1 tbsp chilli bean sauce
  • 2 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 2 tsp caster sugar
  • 150ml vegetable stock or water
  • 2 tsp sesame oil

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Method

  1. Heat a wok over a high heat until hot, then add the oil. Once the oil is hot, add the shallots, black beans, garlic and ginger, and stir fry for 1 minute. Then tip in the peppers and stir fry for 1 minute.
  2. Add the wine or sherry, chilli bean sauce, soy sauce, sugar and stock or water, and continue to cook over a high heat for 5 minutes, or until the peppers are soft and most of the liquid has evaporated.
  3. Stir in the sesame oil, give the mixture several turns to mix well, turn out on a serving plate and leave to cool. Can be made up to 2 hours ahead. Serve at room temperature.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, February 2003

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thynk2much's picture
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We preferred it hot as well -- delicious!

soniag's picture
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This is a fantastic recipe, there is never any left whenever I make it. We like it both hot and at room temperature.

notmum's picture
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Five stars for flavour, although I too preferred it hot, not very filling though.

bcoppard's picture

Brilliant! Extremely refreshing and goes so well with other Chinese New Year recipes by Ken Hom. I make this dish for Every Chines New Year - everybody loves it!

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