Fried Green Beans And Shrimps With Belacan Paste


Ingredients:
1 bunch of fresh green beans - sliced diagonally
10 medium sized shrimp, shelled and deveined
2-4 tbsps of belacan
2 cloves garlic, minced or sliced

Belacan paste (Pound together in a mortar and pestle)
6 shallots, peeled
8 dried chilli peppers (softened slightly in hot water)
1-2 tsbps of dried shrimp, soaked in water briefly
1-2 tbsps worth of belacan paste, dry-fried in a wok (this is to bring out the pungent fragrance more)

Method:
Heat about 1 tbsp of oil in a pan or wok. Saute the garlic and the belacan paste together. Next, add the shrimps and stir-fry around briskly.

Finally, add in the previously blanched green beans. Do a taste test and add more of the specially treated belacan paste if needed.