October is upon us people and with everything around green, it’s not hard to find green beans at the market stalls. Beans are a common side dish but eating them in their premature stage is not usual in Uganda. In fact, after much thought, I have come to realize that I’ve not seen a fellow Ugandan buying green beans from the market ( but maybe it is me only…hmm). The day brought it’s self when there were green beans, roasted peanuts, purple onions, carrots, garlic, and a plentiful supply of spring onions from the garden. So we were like, why not fusion?! Drawing inspiration from African cuisine and East Asian cuisine we developed the stir-fry green beans with roasted peanuts recipe; really easy to pull together. The awesomeness of still crisp green beans and slightly sweet carrot, followed by the roasted peanut fried in garlic, and occasionally biting into a sliced, nearly tender, purple onion or a long-cut spring onion… Perfected with white rice.
What you’ll need:
First off, on high heat, pour three tablespoons (or an equivalent) of cooking oil in a pan and add salt. After the oil has heated up, add the garlic and let it brown. Next add the crushed peanuts, stirring briskly. Next add the green beans and keep stirring. After a minute, add the spring onions. Next add the carrots and keep stirring for 5 minutes to make sure everything cooks evenly. After add the onions and sprinkle some sugar then continue stirring for two more minutes. Remove from fire and let cool. Serve with rice (or just eat them like that ha! I can do that!).
So what new thing are you trying this month? Let me know in the comments below.