October 11, 2012

Galangal long beans and dried shrimps Stir Fry

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I have been meaning to always make my own simple veggie as side dish, tasty, less prepping and the most essential thing to me is of course to have a taste of a truly Indonesia. Im sure that everyone would always keen to a simple home cooking especially on your busy day, nothing could beat and no doubt about it. 



Home cooking would always offer you home and guaranteed satisfied, I couldn’t help if I ever leave it out as I like being in the kitchen, cooking, doing an experiment with most loved ingredients, create one of kind dish, if it perhaps as like you do.

I have all the fun in the kitchen, chopping, slicing, stir frying and other thing like that. To tell you the truth, if you ever get intimidated by a recipe and have finally failure is a normal thing, we all learn from that stuff, it all makes us move forward and expert by the end.





I came up with this recipe, a simple side dish that could won a meat eater up, Galangal Long Beans and dried shrimps Stir Fry. 
I use fresh galangal root to create earthy flavour and make the whole dish even characterized but you can always substitute with galangal powder.

Furthermore, If perhaps you cant find the dried shrimp, you can always use fresh prawns, dried prawns (ebi) or dried anchovies, all you need to do is have the fun and do your own experiment in the kitchen to create your own signature dish.





Galangal Long Beans and Dried Shrimps Stir Fry
Tumis kacang panjang
Makes 4 servings



Ingredients

400g long beans
30g fresh galangal root (it’s about 4 medium thin slices)
2 tablespoons cooking oil
1/4 cup dried shrimp 
1/3 cup water/sufficient amount
Sea salt, sufficient amount


Preparation
Peel and wash the galangal root under cold running water, cut into match stick set aside
Place the dried shrimps in a small strainer, rinse under cold running water. Spread washed dried shrimps onto a plate lined with paper towel
Wash clean long beans and cut into 2cm length. Keep in a colander


Direction
Heat cooking oil in a wok, add in galangal and stir-fry about few second
Add in dried shrimps and stir fry about few second
Add in long beans, season with sea salt and stir well until all combine.
Add in water and cook for about 3minutes or until cook through but still crunchy
Remove from the heat and serve as side dish