Indoneasian Green Beans

The Blog Tech and his wife should be landing in Philedelphia as I type this.  They are on their very long trip home from Bali.  Those two foodies are going to go into exotic food shock after eating such a wide array of Indonesian food for the last two weeks.They sent me daily pics of everything they ate.  Lucky for them, I learned how to cook Indonesian food when I lived in Toronto.  I got up early this morning and have been cooking them a Bali feast.  I started by making them the most popular vegetable recipe in that part of the world, green beans.

1/4 kg of green beans
3 tablespoons of chopped onions
1 clove of garlic
1 teaspoon sambal oelek and 1/2 teaspoon terasi – shrimp paste)
1 teaspoon of minced ginger
1 teaspoon of Javanese sugar or brown sugar
1 stalk of lemongrass
1 salam leaf
1/4 cup coconut cream (what's on top of the can)
2 tablespoons of oil
some salt
Bean sprouts
 Clean the green beans and set them aside.  Put the next 7 ingredients in your food processor and blend them into a paste.  Add the paste to a few tablespoons of oil in a heavy pot and cook it stirring for about 4 minutes.  Add the green beans and cook stirring often until they soften.  Don't overcook them.  Sprinkle with some salt.

 Add some water if they are too dry.

Stir in a bag of bean sprouts, cover and let the pot sit for 10 minutes.
Sprinkle chopped peanuts mixed with unsweetened coconut over the top.  I'll post pics of the other dishes tomorrow.  They just texted me from Philly!


Welcome home, newlyweds!
Anonymous said…
Those beans sound delicious!

Have a great day!

Gemmagirl said…
An amazing mom and you even lived in Toronto. Yah! All the best to the newly weds as they settle back in their routine.
Diana from Canada
Rain said…
That'll be a nice treat for them! :)
Guillaume said…
Summery, exotic, healthy.
chickpea678 said…
What a thoughtful welcome for them!
1st Man said…
You amaze me. That looks SO freakin good!!!! Definitely going to try this.
This veggie dish looks delightful. Good luck to the newlyweds settling into their daily routine now that the honeymoon is over.