Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Long Bean 'Nests' Stuffed With Fish Paste

Stuffed long beans, a little overcooked.

I thought this was a very creative way of stuffing long beans. The idea was from a stall at the Waterfront which Bobby the hairdresser told us about that serves all kinds of fish paste stuffed into veggies and it's been years since we last ate there. Recently we had a late-night snack at the stall and the stuffed veggies were good although I generally don't eat commercial fish paste which is more flour and msg than fish.

Long Bean 'Nests'Stuffed With Fish Paste
12 long beans
3/4 cup home-made fish paste

1. Blanch the beans in boiling water until just flexible and plunge into a bowl of cold water to stop the cooking.

2. Wind the long beans into circles and stuff the fish paste into the center and between the beans to stick them together. Tuck in the tops and the tails.

3. You can either fry the stuffed long beans in a little bit of veg oil (tasty) or boil them (healthy) until they just rise to the top of the water.

4. Make a sauce by frying sliced red onions and then add a cornstarch solution of 1 heaped teaspoon cornflour + 1/4 cup chicken stock + some white pepper and 1 tablespoon of oyster sauce and add to the onions. Cook until the sauce turns transparent. Pour sauce over the stuffed long beans. Serve with a lime hot sauce.


Lily Anette said...

What a brilliant idea!

Ms. Sunshine said...

Very, very unique and creative! I've never seen long beans cooked this way before...Beautifully done. =)

Have I told you how much I love your blog?! =)

NEE said...

heay looks so cute. should find a special name for it.

Big Boys Oven said...

this dish had been my favourite and not easy to find, I like mine, the long beans to be crunch, this is awesome!

tracieMoo said...

Gosh.. I would have never thought of this though mum has been making her homemade fish paste ever since I was born! I should suggest this to her.. :D

Anonymous said...

Wow, this is new to me. Won't the beans snap?

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

They're very pretty. :-)

Johnathan Oh said...

My my, I'll say... This is soo creative and so original! Well done Terri! Looking forward for more original recipes from you... One day, lets have a book by you!

terri@adailyobsession said...

lilyann: yes but it's not my own; was from tt stall in waterfront

ms sunshine: yes, so clever isn't it. have you? tell me again :D!!

nee: thnx for the suggestion, i just changed the name:)

bbo: my beans were a little overdone, bet you can tell.

anon: not if you blanch the beans first. try it!

ll: yes, kinda unusual & cute

john: no, i didn't come up with it first, ate it at waterfront. but hey, if you get me the publishers...

tracie: yes, tell her and make it soon:)

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

i seen this dish in one of the food magazine before, it look yummy,must try one day.

Jade said...

oo this is such a novel idea!! must try this sometime :)

Meilliona said...

I don't know why there ren't more recipes like this. My mom has been making these for years. I always thought they were more like garlands then nests.

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