I have been craving Thai food this week, and whilst what I wanted were tofu fish cakes, I didn’t have any paste so I had to be creative with what was available instead… This combo of salty soya sauce, fiery chilli and toasted sesame hit the spot. It’s lovely warm or cold and is a good quick and healthy side dish to make.
For two portions you need
1 pack green beans, topped and tailed as necessary
1 clove garlic, crushed
2 tbsp light soya sauce
1 tbsp fish sauce or mushroom soya sauce
1 tbsp toasted sesame oil
1 tbsp japanese rice vinegar
1 tbsp tabasco sauce (fresh chilli if nicer is you have some!)
1 tbsp finely grated fresh ginger
1 tsp sugar
Blanch the beans in boiling water for 1-2 mins. Drain and refresh in cold water to retain their colour and stop them cooking further. Place all the other ingredients in a bowl and stir to dissolve the sugar. Immerse the beans and then scoff. Nomtastic!