Another favourite, a simple but delicious way to cook vegetables, in every Malaysian household. This recipe can be used for other vegetables like asparagus, long beans or kangkung (sometimes called morning glory)
400g Green beans
1 tbsp dried prawns
3 cloves of garlic
2 tsp of belacan granules
4 red chillies – more if you like it spicy
3 tbsp oil
salt and sugar to taste
Soak the dried prawns for 1/2 hour to 1 hour till soft, drain and set aside.
Blend or pound the dried prawns, shallots, garlic, belacan and chillies with a mortar and pestle.
Heat the wok until it is smoking hot, then add the oil.
Add the blended dried prawn and spice mixture.
Stir-fry the mixture over high-heat for a couple of minutes and then turn the heat down to medium. Keep frying until fragrant.
Add the vegetables and fry for another 2-3 minutes until the vegetables are cooked. Season to taste.