Saturday, June 19, 2010

French Beans with Minced Meat and Salted Fish

A simple stir-fry dish that is truly a Chinese dish, goes great with white rice. The french beans is a tasty vegetable that has a sweetness of its own. I just simply microwave the french beans to precooked it first before stir-fry. Or it can be precooked in a pot of boiling water for about 3 minutes and drain. I opt for the microwave which is quicker and simpler, with no additional pots to wash! Just three main ingredients, french beans, minced meat, salted fish and you will have a tasty vegetable dish!

French Beans with Minced Meat and Salted Fish
Ingredients :
300gm french beans
100gm minced meat (pork or chicken)
15gm salted fish fillet
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 tbsp oyster sauce
1 tsp black soy sauce
3-4 tbsp water
dash of pepper
2 tbsp oil

Method :
  1. Clean french beans and cut to 2" sections. Microwave on high for 2 minutes. Set aside.
  2. Marinate minced meat with oyster sauce. Set aside.
  3. Wash and pat dry salted fish fillet. Cut to small pieces.
  4. Heat cooking oil. Fry salted fish until brown and crispy. Remove and set aside. Saute chopped garlic until light brown and fragrant. Add in minced meat and stir for about 2-3 minutes or until meat is cooked.
  5. Add in water, black soy sauce and pepper. Stir well. Add in fried salted fish. Stir for a minute and mix in the french beans. Stir till evenly mixed. Serve hot. Enjoy!


  1. I like salted fish! This green bean stir-fry must have tasted great with salt fish.

  2. Angie, I like salted fish too. It makes a wonderful ingredient in many dishes!

  3. Nice side dish to rice or porridge, for me :)

  4. Hi tigerfish, thanks for stopping by. Yes, this dish is indeed very nice with porridge. Congratulations on your cookbook! Really awesome!!