Monday, April 20, 2009

squash - beans with tausi

another way to prepare squash and beans tandem. still quick and easy for the hot weather here in uae.

1 slice pork belly, cut into thin slices
3 cups squash, cut into cubes
2 cups kentucky beans, sliced in to 2" long
2 tbsp. tausi
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 small onion, sliced
1/2 thumb-sized ginger, sliced
1 tbsp. oyster sauce
1/2 cup water
freshly ground pepper

wash tausi in water, drain and mash with the back of the fork. set aside.

place the pork belly slices on a wok with little water and salt. let boil until water evaporated and pork renders its own oil. cook until golden brown.

take away the cooked pork slices and drain on paper towel. set aside.

in the same wok saute onion, garlic and ginger until fragrant. add the tausi and oyster sauce. continue mixing for 1 minute.

add water and squash. mix and let squash cook covered for about 3-5 minutes.

add the kentucky beans and mix. season with pepper and taste according to your preference. cook for another 1-2 minutes.