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Sweet and Saucy Shrimp and Green Beans with Rice

March 2007
Sweet and Saucy Shrimp and Green Beans with Rice

by 12 people

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This dish calls for fish sauce, which you can often find in the international foods aisle of your local supermarket, or at an Asian grocery.

Makes: 4 servings

Prep: 20 mins

Cook: 25 mins

  • 1 pound green beans. trimmed and halved
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • Pepper
  • 1 1/2 pounds medium shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails left on
  • 4 cups cooked rice, for serving
  1. In a large pot of boiling, salted water, cook the beans until crisp-tender, about 5 minutes. Drain, rinse with cold water and drain again; set aside.
  2. In a saucepan, combine 1/2 cup water, the brown sugar, fish sauce, garlic and lemon peel. Season with pepper and simmer over medium-low heat until reduced to a thick syrup, about 12 minutes. Add the shrimp and cook over high heat, stirring, until pink, about 3 minutes.
  3. Add the cooked beans to the shrimp and sauce, and toss to coat. Serve over the rice.
Tip Veg out
  • Replace the shrimp with cubes of tofu.