Thursday, April 04, 2013

Burmese Green Beans & Ham

Green Beans & Ham
Left-overs mixed into a bowl of noodles
A great way to use up left-over Easter ham.

1/2 lb. green beans, cut in 1/2" pieces
2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
2 large onions, chopped
5 cloves garlic, chopped
¼ lb. sliced ham, chopped
1 Tbsp. crab/shrimp paste
¼ cup sweet chili sauce

1.    Blanch green beans in boiling salted water for 5 minutes, drain and set aside.
2.    Heat oil and stir-fry onions & garlic until translucent, making sure they do not brown.
3.    Stir in crab paste and fry until oil resurfaces.
4.    Add ham & green beans and simmer until green beans are tender.
5.    Stir-fry with sweet chili sauce for 3 minutes.
6.    Remove from heat & serve with steamed rice.


  1. This sounds really good - I'd just need to find some crab or shrimp paste.

  2. Wow. This is perfect for leftover ham -- or probably any leftover pork. I think Wegman's might sell the fish paste.

  3. Oh, this does sound good. I'm with JoAnn - just need to get my hands on some crab/shrimp paste, and then I'd be in business. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Looks delicious! We used up our leftover Easter ham in Hoppin' John this week (recipe on my blog). I've never been to your blog before, but it looks great! I'll be back.


    Book By Book

  5. We just used the last of our Easter ham in omelettes this morning, but this looks good!

  6. Chumkie, thanks for linking this in to Food on Friday: Ham. Cheers

  7. This looks very nice Chumkie. Thanks for linking it in. Cheers

  8. great use for leftovers. We didn't have ham this year as the big ham eater wasn't going to be there.


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