Monday, May 6, 2013

Szechuan Green Beans

I have been searching for the perfect Szechuan green bean recipe for a long time.

My favorite Chinese restaurant, Golden Great Wall makes the ultimate green beans and I have been trying to duplicate them for years.

This recipe is great! It isn’t quite Golden Great Wall but worthy of a post.

What you need,

1 lb. green beans, ends trimmed
5 tbsp. soy sauce
2 tbsp. sesame oil
1 tbsp. cider vinegar
2 tbsp. sugar
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 large shallot, minced
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 tsp. fresh ginger, grated
5 tbsp. green onion, chopped
1 tsp. red pepper flakes (more if you like the heat!)

Start by steaming the green beans for 3-4 minutes. Immediately shock them in a bowl of ice water.

Drain and set aside.

Combine the soy sauce, sesame oil, vinegar and sugar in a small bowl.

Heat the oil in a large skillet over high heat. Stir fry the green beans for about a minute remove from the pan and set aside.

Add the shallot and garlic, ginger and red pepper flakes to the pan and cook for 1-2 minutes until fragrant. Add the beans back to the skillet and pour the sauce over. Stir to coat well.

Serve immediately.

I still need to know what Golden Great Wall does to their beans, but in the meantime these will do just fine!


Recipe from Key Ingredient


  1. Thanks for sharing your recipe! This is among my favorite Chinese dish. What’s yours? There is a lot to love about Chinese cuisine, especially those exquisite vegetable meals. Contrary to most western meals, where veggies are usually a companion to meat or fish, vegetables are regarded as meal in its own right in most cuisines. Happy eating!

    Bob Andrews @ Chili House SF

  2. I love your recipes, easy to do. Thank you so much...