I always buy vegetable on a whim... I can't resist anything that looks different, reminds me of a dish that I like or I just crave for. Generally, I always pick up tomatoes, cabbage, lots of green leafy vegetables and the occasional odd vegetable. This time round, I saw winged beans at a local supermarket and it had been years since I last ate it. I just knew it will taste great sauteed with chili paste and I quickly picked up some.
Sure enough, I made a very simple stir fry of just garlic, chili paste and winged beans and it was well received by my family including my picky brother!
Stir Fried Winged Beans
2 teaspoon oil
2 large cloves of garlic, minced
1-1.5 tablespoon chili paste (or to taste)
200g winged beans
Salt to taste
1) Wash the winged beans and remove the thick fibrous 'vein' like thing on both sides of the beans. Slice and set aside.
2) In a wok, heat oil and saute the garlic until golden.
3) Add chili paste and continue sauting until it turns a darker red.
4) Add winged beans and salt and cook on low heat until it is tender and not too fibrous.