Another Indonesian dish! This time sajoer beans. These are green beans with a bite. Paul, my husband, loves them. He loves green beans, but he especially loves it when I prepare them this way. It’s a perfect side dish to serve with rice and some meat or tofu.
The recipe comes from the magazine Feest from Uit Pauline’s Keuken. You’ll need green beans. From onion, garlic, ground ginger, sweet soy sauce, sriracha sauce and ground cilantro you’ll make a boemboe. You will stew the beans in milk with santen, the boemboe and chicken broth. This results in soft green beans with a bite.
I didn’t have all the ingredients in my pantry, so I swapped a few of them. Instead of ginger I used ground ginger, sriracha sauce instead of sambal oelek, ground cilantro instead of cilantro seeds and milk with santen instead of coconut milk. I made the boemboe with an immersion blender instead of a food processor. I let the green beans stew for half an hour instead of 10 minutes.
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Allergies: chili peppers, onion, lactose, ginger, gluten, wheat.
500 grams green beans
1 garlic clove
2 teaspoons sriracha sauce
1 tablespoon sweet soy sauce
200 ml chicken broth
1 teaspoon ground cilantro
200 ml milk with santen
Clean the green beans and rinse them.
With an immersion blender purate the onion, garlic, ginger, sweet soy sauce, sriracha sauce and cilantro together into a smooth paste. This is your boemboe.
Heat the boemboe with a bit of olive oil in a wok. Toss in the green beans and stir fry them.
Pour in the broth and the milk with santen. Stew for half an hour.
Flavor with salt and serve.
- Recipe source is the magazine Feest from Uit Pauline’s Keuken.
- Enough for 4 persons as a side dish.
- You can replace sriracha sauce with sambal oelek. Sriracha sauce isn’t Indonesian, sambal oelek is.
- Using coconut milk instead of milk with santen is easier. But if you have some leftover Santen (like I had) this is a good way to use it.
- You can use fresh ginger (1 centimeter) if you like instead of ground ginger.