Fermented black bean with peppers is a savory, quick, easy side dish to go with rice or noodles. You can also add a variety of meats or tofu to the dish if you'd like, but we like it plain! Fermented black bean(豆豉) tastes like concentrated soy sauce, it IS soy sauce in a sense. Read on to find out more about this ingredient!
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Asian, Taiwanese, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: Asian, Pepper, Stir-Fry, 豆豉
2TBspFermented Black Soy Bean豆豉
4Bell PeppersGreen works best, shishito peppers are great too. Julienned.
2TBspSoy SauceYou can also use LeeKumKee Oyster Sauce
1/2tspSaltor to taste
Heat up 2TBsp vegetable oil in a wok or a pan on high heat, about 1 minute.
Add 2TBsp fermented black soybeans (豆豉) to the wok, it will bubble and sizzle and start to smell good. The beans will turn a lighter color and start to blister. About 30 seconds - 1 minute.
Add the minced garlic and stir fry for 2 seconds then toss in the julienned peppers.
Once the pepper are in, pour the soy sauce around the wok to add a smoky flavor. You can also use LeeKumKee oyster sauce. (Thai oyster sauce tastes very different, thus I label the brand here)
Stir-fry on high heat until flavors are absorbed and peppers are softened. About 5 - 7 minutes. Salt to taste.
Add meats to the dish:Before all this, heat up 2 TBsp pf oil, add 1/2lb of meat of choice in skinny strips and cook until half done. Remove from heat. Follow the instruction above, add the meats last and stir-fry till done. Salt, soy sauce, oyster sauce to taste.