The Keto Iron Chef’s Sambal Goreng Buncis (Spicy Green Beans)

The Keto Iron Chef’s Sambal Goreng Buncis (Spicy Green Beans)

The Keto Iron Chef's Sambal Goreng Buncis (Spicy Green Beans)

Sambal Goreng Buncis (Spicy Green Beans)

Sambal Goreng Buncis (Spicy Green Beans)
4 – 5 servings

Ingredients
600 grams (1.3 lbs) green beans
4 cloves garlic (or 1 big one), sliced
1/2 tsp shrimp paste (can be replaced with 1 Tbsp of Bone Broth)
2 shallots, sliced
1 Tbsp sliced galangal
1 tsp tamarind paste
1 lemon grass, sliced (only the part with a purple ring)
1 tsp liquid splenda or 1/4 tsp Stevia drop (optional)
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp ground coriander
1-4 fresh red chili peppers (1 for mild, 2 for medium, 3 for hot, 4 for extra hot), sliced
2 Tbsp coconut oil
200 ml (5/6 cup) coconut milk
2 Bay leaves

Direction
Combine the garlic, shrimp paste, shallots, galangal, tamarind, lemon grass, splenda/stevia, salt, coriander, and chili peppers in the blender.

Process to obtain a fine paste. Add some coconut oil if needed to get things going

Cut the beans into pieces of about 5 cm (2″).

Heat the coconut oil in frying pan and add the spice paste.

Cook, stirring, over medium heat until the spice paste is starting to get dry, 2-3 minutes. Then
add the beans.

Stir-fry the beans until covered with the spice paste, then add the coconut milk.

Bring to a boil. Add the bay leaves.

Cover and cook over medium-low heat, stirring now and then.

Cook until the beans are tender but still have some bite to them. The cooking time depends on the type and thickness of the beans, usually between 10 and 20 minutes. Remove the bay leaves. Taste and adjust the seasoning with salt

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