Broccoli in black bean sauce is great. Instead of buying jars of black bean sauce, we make the sauce with dried black beans. (Black bean sauce is also great with asparagus.)
Salted, fermented dried black beans are available in China Town. Note the low price on this bag of black beans. Black beans are perfect for making black bean sauce for stirfries, as well as black bean chili sauce.
Nutritional information on package
Close up of blackbeans
Ingredients for blackbean sauce: black beans, garlic, ginger. After sautéeing garlic in oil, add the broccoli. Stir to coat with oil. Add water and black beans, cover and cook until the broccoli is al dente.
We served the broccoli with rice and jaggery chicken. (It's also great with chicken (or pork) and peanuts in hoisin sauce.)
Green beans are equally good stir-fried with dried black beans.
They're delicious with Hoisin pork (or chicken) and peanuts.
We're not the only ones who like green beans. This creature (we thought he was a cat when we got him) loves green beans and devours them every chance he gets!