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       Title: Green Beans With Fermented Black Beans And Po
  Categories: New imports, Vegetables
       Yield: 4 servings
         1 TB fermented black beans, --
   :          rinsed and drained
         1 TB garlic minced
       1/2 ts fresh minced ginger
         1 TB vegetable oil
       1/2 lb lean ground pork
       1/4 c  chicken stock
         1 lb Chinese green beans, --
   :          trimmed & blanched
         2 TB soy sauce
         2 TB water
         2 ts cornstarch
   In a small bowl, mash the black beans into the garlic
   and ginger. In a large wok or saute pan heat the oil
   and cook the pork, stirring occasionally until all the
   pink is gone--about 10 minutes. Then add the mashed
   fermented beans and stock, mix together and cook for 2
   minutes. Add the green beans, mix together and cook
   for 3 more minutes. Meanwhile, in a bowl mix together
   the soy sauce, 2 tablespoons of water and cornstarch
   until they form a paste. While stirring pour the
   cornstarch mixture into the liquid in the bottom of
   the wok. The liquid will thicken and as you toss the
   wok, coating the beans. Taste and re-season with salt
   and pepper if needed
                                         Date: 09/26/96