Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Chinese Long Beans, Yard Long Beans, Asparagus Beans or Snake Beans
Here are such a few facts about this fun veggie:
*It can measure from 1 to 3 feet long but is best eaten when they are 12 to 20 inches long
*This bean has a soft texture that is flexible not as crisp as the western green bean
*Focus on the young beans, the older yellowing beans are not really tasty
This is a way I used them that was very successful.
Beef and Asparagus Bundles
16 asparagus spears
2 heads Bibb lettuce leaves separated
1 (4-oz) packaged garlic and herb spreadable cheese
8 thin slices deli roast beef, halved
1 red bell pepper, cut into 16 strips
8 yard long green beans
Snap off and discard tough ends of the asparagus and cut into 4 inch pieces. Cook in boiling water until crisp and then plunge into cold water and stop the cooking process. Drain and pat dry
On each lettuce leaf spread a strip of the herb cheese. Then put one piece of the roast beef, the a couple of the asparagus spears, and the green pepper strip. Wrap each bundle up and tie with a steamed long bean.
They were delicious...as an appetizer or salad or main dish...this is delicious!!!