Ying's ideas of easy Chinese home-cooking

Fried Chili Peppers with Preserved Beans

豆豉炒尖椒

Preserved bean is a very common Chinese food seasoning ingredient. It’s made of soy bean or black bean and very salty. Usually we use it in steaming fish or pork ribs, or frying vegetables. I would make a quick side dish with it.

Ingredients –
Chili peppers, about 300g. Cut off their pedicles and stab chopstick into the pepper, move around and shake off the seeds;
Preserved beans, 1tbsp;
Garlic, 2 cloves, chopped;
Sugar, 1tsp;
Light soy sauce, 1tbsp;
Chinese black rice vinegar, 2tbsp.

How to do –
1. Add about 3tbsp of Oil in hot pan, fry the preserved beans and garlic till fragrant, keep in medium high heat;
2. Add in the chili peppers and fry till they turn golden;
3. Add in sugar, soy sauce, and vinegar. The chili peppers I bought today are quite spicy so I would add in a bit more sugar and vinegar;
4. Fry till sauce dry out and coat on the pepper.

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