Saturday morning. Late breakfast... again! Not in the mood to go marketing but my hubby asks for fish for lunch. So to the market I must go! I really did.
I was fortunate to buy my favorites--- tuna, salmon belly and white pampano.
Next stop, the veggie stall. But wait, my favorite veggie vendor is gone! Her stall is closed! Sad! That meant I really had no other choice but to visit the next stall. Looking at the vegetable display while thinking of a dish to prepare for lunch, a different kind of string beans caught my attention. The lady vendor said it's French beans (haricot vert or filet beans, ooopppsss, the veggie vendor didn't tell me that. I google searched for the term :))
Definitely not green (Baguio) beans. This type is longer, thinner and crisp. They look skinny and shorter than the regular long string beans (sitaw) commonly seen in the market, I was intrigued all the more when the lady said it's best for salads, though she gave me another idea--- sauteed.
Excitedly, I went home to try my new dish.
1 medium onion, sliced thinly
1 large tomato, sliced
1 bunch french beans, ends removed
1 tbsp oyster sauce
3-5 tbsps water
1/2 small zucchini, sliced thinly
1 small eggplant, sliced
salt and ground pepper to taste
2 small bunches of bok choy (Chinese cabbage), end of stem removed
- Place oil in pan.
- Sautee onion, tomatoes and shrimps.
- Add french beans, oyster sauce and leeks. Add water. Allow to simmer for one minute.
- Add zucchini and eggplant slices.
- Season with salt and pepper according to taste.
- Add cabbage.
Fried fish is an ideal match! Oh, I regret having bought only 100 grams of the French beans. They must be good with butter, garlic and herbs, too!