Created by TeresaS on July 10, 2016
Step 1: Wash the green beans, drain thoroughly, and trim the tops and bottoms. Cut the green beans on the diagonal into slices approximately 2 inches long. Chop the garlic, ginger and scallions. Set aside.
Step 2: Heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium heat. Add the green beans and stir-fry until they start to shrivel or "pucker" and turn brown (6 to 7 minutes for longbeans). Remove the green beans from the wok and drain in a colander.
Step 3: Heat 1 tablespoon oil in the wok on high heat. Add the garlic, ginger and scallions. Stir-fry for a few seconds, then add the chili paste and stir-fry for a few more seconds until aromatic.
Step 4: Add the green beans and the dark soy sauce, sugar, salt and pepper if using. Stir everything together and taste and adjust the seasoning if desired.
Step 5: Serve hot.