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Szechwan Long Green Beans Recipe


Szechwan Long Green Beans

1 tablespoon peanut oil
4 ounces mild red chilies
2 tablespoons minced garlic
1 pound long green beans, blanched
1/4 cup oyster sauce
1/4 cup water
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
Emeril's Essence seasoning, recipe follows

In a wok heat the peanut oil. When the oil is hot, saute the chilies and garlic. Add the blanched beans. Stir in the oyster sauce and water. Stir fry for 2 to 3 minutes. Season with black pepper. Mound the green beans in the center of a platter. Drizzle any remaining sauce over the top. Garnish with parsley and Essence.

Essence (Emeril's Creole Seasoning):
2 1/2 tablespoons paprika
2 tablespoons salt
2 tablespoons garlic powder
1 tablespoon black pepper
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon dried leaf oregano
1 tablespoon dried thyme

Combine all ingredients thoroughly and store in an airtight jar or container.
Yield: about 2/3 cup

Recipe from "New New Orleans Cooking", by Emeril Lagasse and Jessie Tirsch.

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