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Red Curry Green Beans with Tofu

  • Author: Asian Caucasian
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 25 min
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Sides
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: Asian Fusion

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups green beans, trimmed
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Thai chili peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons red curry paste
  • 1 lemon grass stalk (soft inner bulb only), chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1 cup light coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 6 oz. firm tofu, drained, patted dry and cubed
  • 2 scallions, sliced
  • Toasted sesame seeds for garnish

Instructions

  1. Cook green beans in boiling water for 2 to 3 minutes until crisp tender. Strain beans and “shock” in ice water to preserve its color. Strain again and set aside.
  2. Place garlic, chili peppers, red curry, lemon grass, fish sauce, and coconut milk in blender. Process until smooth. Heat oil over medium high heat in a wok and add tofu until tofu is slightly browned. Add in scallions and cook another 1 minute. Add blended mixture to wok and heat to a slow simmer, about 4 minutes. Add in the green beans and simmer another 2 minutes. Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds for garnish.


Notes

To toast the sesame seeds: Place in a skillet on the stove over medium heat and dry toast it until light brown. Don’t overcook.

Keywords: Red Curry Green Beans, Green Beans With Tofu, Asian Green Beans