Hot and Sour Stir-fry
Recipe type: Main Dish
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Serves: 4
  • ½ pound green beans
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 8 ounces coleslaw mix or 4 cups shredded cabbage
  • 1 tablespoon grated peeled ginger root
  • 1 ½ teaspoons sugar
  • ½ teaspoon Chinese chili paste
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar or white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  1. Have everything prepared and close at hand before you begin to stir-fry.
  2. Trim the green beans and cut them in half (about 2 cups).
  3. Cut the tomatoes into chunks (about 2 cups).
  4. If you don't have coleslaw mix, finely shred cabbage.
  5. In a small bowl, combine the ginger, sugar, chili paste, soy sauce, and vinegar, and then stir in the cornstarch and 1 tablespoon of water.
  6. Heat the oil in a wok or large skillet.
  7. Add the green beans and stir-fry on high heat for a couple of minutes.
  8. Add the cabbage and continue to stir-fry for 2 or 3 minutes.
  9. Add the tomatoes and stir-fry until they soften, 2 to 3 minutes.
  10. Add the soy sauce-cornstarch mixture and stir-fry for a minute or two, until the sauce thickens and coats the vegetables.
Recipe by Moosewood Restaurant & Recipes | Ithaca, NY at