Monday, October 27, 2008

Kaffir Lime Green Beans

This is a simple and unusual way to make green beans. It takes about 5 minutes.

Heat 1T oil in a non-stick pan. Add 1T lemongrass (paste or chopped fresh) and 3 dried chilies. Stir to combine. Add green beans and cook about 2 minutes, stirring to cook evenly. Turn off heat and stir in kaffir lime zest*. Serve.

*If you can't find kaffir limes, which look like tiny, bumpy, wrinkled limes, use kaffir lime leaves (easier to find year-round) cut into a very fine chiffonade and add them with the lemongrass and chilies.


Katie said...

That is an amazing photo. Kudos to the photographer. And of course the chef.

Anonymous said...

kudos are very good with a sauce hollandaise.


Coby said...

I really like the flavour combination, but wonder how you go about zesting a kaffir lime?

purplecook said...

Hi Coby,

I use a microplane for all zesting and most grating.


Coby said...

It must be easier than it looks then:) I just imagined those little bumpy fruit would be hard to zest:)

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