Black Bean Shrimp

Black Bean Shrimp –very fast, very easy

  • ½ pound thin dried Chinese egg noodles
  • 1 tbsp Chinese sesame oil
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 pound raw shrimp, shells and tails removed
  • 2 tsp canola oil
  • 1 tsp minced ginger
  • 2 cups thin green beans, defrosted if frozen
  • 1 tbsp black bean garlic sauce

Heat a generous amount of water in a large pot to boil pasta.  While water is boiling shell shrimp (if necessary) and run cold water over the green beans.  When water comes to a boil, add noodles.  Cook for the amount of time indicated (usually 5 minutes or so).  Drain noodles and mix with sesame oil and soy sauce and portion into 4 serving dishes.

Heat up the canola oil in a non-stick wok or skillet.  When the oil is hot, add the ginger and shrimp and stir fry until shrimp turn pink.  Turn shrimp into a large bowl.  Return pan to heat and add green beans.  Stir fry the green beans for about 1 minute, add bean sauce and shrimp and stir fry 1 minute more.  Serve shrimp and green beans over noodles.  Makes 4 servings

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