Spicy Thai Green Beans (Pad Tua Fak Yuay, ผัดถั่วฝักยาว)
Pad Tua Fak Yuay is a Thai words for stir fried green bean.
- Pad means stir fry.
- Tua Fak Yuay means green (long) bean.
Green beans are a vegetable available worldwide. Most of every household and restaurant has the green bean in one of their recipes. The green bean is a good source of vitamin K, C, B, and manganese. In the U.S., we are used to the green bean as a side dish or green bean casserole. Green beans can be a main dish that is full of nutrients. You can save your time and budget by cooking this dish to your family. Let me introduce you to a new way to enjoy green beans.
As a Thai woman, I grew up with spicy food. When I say spicy it does not mean my mouth was on fire. I love food that has some spice in it; the flavor that gives me a little kick to my taste buds. My grandma used to cook this dish for us. It was a quick dish, and the ingredients in the recipe are very simple and easily to be found from any type of grocery store.
- • ½ lb sliced chicken breast
- • ½ lb green beans, cut them in 2 inches
- • 1 sliced medium onion
- • 4 crushed garlic cloves
- • 2-3 sliced jalapeno, (as an option)
- • 2 tablespoon olive oil
- • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
- • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
- • 2 tablespoon Golden Mountain seasoning soy sauce
- Heat olive oil in a wok, then adds crushed garlic.
- Once you are able to smell the garlic, then add sliced chicken breast.
- Cook the chicken until the color changed to opaque, then add green beans and sliced onion in the wok.
- Follow with fish sauce, oyster sauce, and seasoning sauce, stir-fry until the green beans and onion are cooked. The time for cooking green beans depends on how you like your vegetables. Some people like them crispy, and some like them soft. I like my vegetables soft, so I stir fry about almost 10 minutes. I like them really soft and a little bit chewy.