Stir-Fry Baby French Beans With Sambal


To make the sambal, soak the dried chili pieces with boiling water until they are soften. Drain the chilies and make sure to get rid of the seeds. Then combine it with fresh chilies, garlic, shallots, Candlenuts, shrimp paste and blend until they become a paste.

In a wok, heat the oil and cook the sambal paste in a low heat. Cook until the sambal is fragrant, add sugar and sea salt to taste.

Turn the heat on high and mix in the prawns and cook until they are pinkish in color.

Toss in the long beans and give it a quick stir. Then mix in the water and lime juice. Give it a quick stir and season with salt if necessary. Serve immediately.


450g Baby French Beans, trimmed, blanched and drained
150g Prawns, shelled
1 Tbsp Sugar
3 Tbsp Peanut Oil
1 1/2 Tbsp Lime Juice
1 Tbsp Water
Sea Salt to taste

Sambal Paste
15 Dried Chilies, cut into smaller pieces
2 Fresh Red Chilies, seeded, chopped
2 Cloves Garlic
6 small (80 g) Shallots, coarsely chopped
1 1/2 tsp Shrimp Paste, toasted
2 Candlenuts


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