Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Red Noodle Beans

Right now we have a bumper crop of these gorgeous Red Noodle Beans and Im sure you all have had moments of "what do I do with these?"
Well...this Chinese long bean is really very delicious. Here are some recipes that you should try. We will have a hard copy at market this week to give you as well.
Red Noodle Beans with Cracked Black Pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 bunch red noodle beans
  • 1/2 medium red or green bell pepper diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 Tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
Heat oil in a large skillet or wok. Add the onion and cook over moderately high heat, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned, about three minutes. Add the red noodle beans and red pepper and stir-fry until the beans are slightly softened and browned in spots, about five minutes. Add the sugar and stir to coat. Add the water, cover and cook over medium heat until the water has evaporated and the beans are tender approximately five min. Add the soy sauce and cracked pepper and cook for one minute.

and another one...

Spicy stir-fried Red Noodle Beans with Peanuts

  • 1 bunch red noodle beans
  • 1/2 cup unsalted dry-roasted peanuts
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 2-3 small hot peppers or thai chiles
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons peanut oil
  • 1 Tablespoons chopped garlic
  • one small onion very thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
Cook red noodle beans in boiling salt water for 3-5 minutes until tender. Transfer into a bowl of ice water to stop cooking then drain and cut into 1 inch pieces. Grind the peanuts in food processor till half are finely ground and the remainder are in large pieces. Stir together soy sauce, chilies, and salt in a small bowl. Heat wok or skillet until oil is pretty hot, add garlic and stir-fry until golden, add peanuts and stir-fry about 30 more seconds. Add beans, and onions and stir-fry about 2 minutes. Remove wok from heat, stir in soy sauce, drizzle in lime juice and season with salt.

Try these out and let us know what you think...


  1. Made this tonight with my garden fresh chinese noodles. It was absolutely delicious.

  2. Many thanks for the recipe. I am a beginning small farmer, having bought a half of an acre in the back of my large yard. I got the seeds from th a Hudson Valley Seed Library at the Philadelphia Flower Show. Even though these went in late they are producing, but I took out the beans. I think I saw a curry paste that can be done, not sure.
    And correct, in the U.S., most farmers are men, but worldwide, most are women. They are denied access to credit. Especially in Africa. Btw, the biggest seed company is Monsanto, or it's up in the top 5.