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.

5 comments:

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.

anon.

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.

purplecook

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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