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“You should make green beans soon!” For once, Son actually had a specific request for the stream, after seeing one of our Twitch viewers talk about a stir-fry they were making for dinner that night.
I’m always looking for input from him on what I should make (usually at least once a week, I’ll ask him to pick a cookbook, country, or vegetable to help me figure out a future stream), so green beans went on the menu. Originally I was going to make green beans with xo sauce, but given that some of the ingredients for that are pricier and a bit more obscure (I’m lookin’ at you, dried scallops), I tabled that for a future stream and went looking for a more reasonable menu.
Asian-style green beans with pork belly? Sounds good to me.
Since we didn’t have pork belly on hand but do always have bacon, I switched out the crispy pork belly part of the recipe for bacon. And while I can’t judge the tastiness of the pork belly in the dish, since I obviously didn’t make it, I can definitely assert that bacon is an excellent replacement. Holy cow. So good.
The dish is flavorful, with just a tad bit of sweet and spicy going on, and the bacon cooked in it almost takes on the flavor of bacon jam. It’s so good. Plus it’s green beans, so… we can definitely claim that it’s healthy, right?
Today’s Question of the Day: What are your favorite dishes to get when you go out for Chinese food?
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