• Prep Time 10 minutes
  • Cook Time 10 minutes
  • Serving For 4 people
  • Difficulty Normal

Recipe Description

To pave the way for a hearty main meal, first serve these light, fresh appetizers with Oriental appeal. This recipe was first published in Amy Beh’s column, Cook’s Nook. 

Recipe Ingredient

  • 150 g long beans
  • a pinch salt and sugar
  • a few drops cooking oil
  • Sauce:
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp abalone sauce
  • 100 ml fresh chicken stock
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • For garnishing:
  • 5 dried chillies
  • 1 cup oil
  • 1 sprig curry leaves (plucked)
  • 3 bird’s eye chillies,diced
  • a handful deep-fried anchovies


  1. Cut long beans into 4cm lengths.
  2. Bring a pot of water to the boil and add salt, sugar and cooking oil. Scald the long beans briefly in the water, then remove, drain and set aside to cool.
  3. Arrange long beans on a serving plate.
  4. Heat the sesame oil in a non-stick saucepan. Add abalone sauce, chicken stock, sugar and pepper. Bring to a boil, then simmer briefly for 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat.
  5. Discard the seeds from the dried chillies, then dice the chillies. Heat the cup of cooking oil in a wok and fry curry leaves, dried chillies and bird’s eye chillies till fragrant. Dish out and set aside.
  6. Pour the sauce over the long beans and garnish with fried chillies and anchovies. Serve immediately.

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5 thoughts on “Long Beans with Spicy Abalone Sauce”

  1. Maya - March 30, 2018 at 5:43 pm

    It must be good! I’ll try it.

  2. Christina leong - April 9, 2018 at 2:23 pm

    Sounds yummy will try

  3. Khemandi - May 13, 2018 at 7:44 pm

    I like those spicy dishes+ I always cook spicy food with taste of sour spicy herbs.

  4. Jo - July 17, 2018 at 4:36 pm

    I tried this but using Oyster Sauce instead coz I dont have an Abalone Sauce available and its really good..u can have it like snack??
    Thanks for this recipe!!

  5. Kelvin - October 31, 2018 at 11:58 am

    Sound so descent,vip menu with unbeatable sauce,yummy


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