Sambal Hay Bee (Dried Shrimp) String Beans

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Since we made hay bee hiam the other day, it would be just second nature to make sambal hay bi hiam string beans! This is a popular dish at tze char (stirfry) stalls, and often available at bbq seafood stalls as well. The aroma of the dried shrimp really works very well with these non-leafy veggies, and I would recommend anyone with some hay bee in their pantry to try this! *yum*

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound string beans, cut into 1 1/2 inch sections
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (or 1 1/2) tablespoons sambal belacan (depending on how spicy you like it)
  • 4 tablespoons hay bee (pounded dried shrimp) [or you can substitute with hay bee hiam]
  • 2 teaspoon light soy sauce
  • pinch of sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil

Directions
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In a heated pan, add oil and fry the garlic.

When the garlic is fragrant, add the sambal belacan and fry to combine with the garlic.

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Add the string beans, and fry until the string beans are cooked, and are bright green.

Add the hay bee, soy sauce and sugar.

Fry to combine, then serve.

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