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Jul 18, 2019 2 min read

Green beans with pork, peanut and lentils

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A quick writ eup for a quick tea. I had a big bag of green beans that I neeed to use up and some diced pork shoulder in th freezer. I really like dry fried bowls where everything is mixed rather than being “something on rice” or “such and such with noodles”

You will need

  • A handful of green beans, trimmed and cut into inch long pieces
  • A handful of diced pork (1 inch dice)
  • A couple of teaspoons of soy
  • A teaspoon of Lao Gan Ma Crispy Chilli in Oil
  • A teaspoon of the syrup from a jar of stem ginger
  • A teaspoon of fish sauce
  • A handful of peanuts
  • A few mint leaves finely snipped
  • A couple of cupfuls of cooked lentils


  • Mix the pork, soy, ginger, chilli and fish sauce and set aside for a few hours
  • In a big frying pan or wok fry the greanbeans in a teaspoon of oil until they’re cooked though and a touch browned
  • Add the pork and cook until cooked though
  • Add the lentils and the peanuts
  • Keep it all moving until the peanuts take a bit of colour
  • Spin the mint over the top


Tasty, you can eat it with just a fork, the pork should be cooked though but not tough.