This classic shrimp and green bean stir-fry has a surprise ingredient: pickled ginger. Tossed with a healthy dose of garlic and fish sauce and served with rice, it’s hard to stop eating this easy entree.
1/2 pound peeled and deveined raw large shrimp, chopped into 1/2-inch pieces
2 tablespoons avocado oil, divided
12 ounces green beans, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 tablespoons minced garlic
1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
1 1/2 tablespoons fish sauce
1 1/2 tablespoons yellow pickled ginger, minced
3/4 teaspoon sugar
1. Heat a wok over high and add 1 tablespoon oil. Add beans, and sprinkle with salt; reduce heat to medium so that beans are barely sizzling. Cook, making quick scooping motions with a spatula, constantly stir-frying the beans until they just begin to blister and brown in spots and are almost tender, 3 to 6 minutes. Transfer beans to a plate.
2. Increase heat under wok to high, and swirl in remaining 1 tablespoon oil. Add garlic; cook, stir-frying constantly, until fragrant, about 10 seconds. Add chopped shrimp, and break up any clumps using a spatula; cook, stir-frying constantly, until shrimp are just cooked through, about 2 minutes. Return beans to wok, and add green onions, fish sauce, pickled ginger, and sugar; cook, stir-frying constantly, about 1 minute.