Black bean sauce, ginger and thai chilies make this zucchini a perfect side dish to go along with any Chinese-style main dish. Add eggplant and snow peas served with a side of fried rice for an exotic weekday meal

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat the sesame oil in a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat. Stir fry the onion and garlic in the hot oil until the onion begins to soften, about 2 minutes. Stir in the black bean sauce and chile peppers, and continue stir frying about 30 seconds to coat the onions with the black bean sauce.

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  • Stir in the zucchini, ginger, soy sauce, and water. Cover, reduce the heat to medium-low, and cook for 15 minutes until the zucchini is soft, stirring occasionally.

Nutrition Facts

118 calories; protein 3.5g; carbohydrates 12.1g; fat 7.4g; sodium 275.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (2)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
06/27/2011
Quick way to prepare zucchini. I was unable to find Thai chilis so I used jalapenos and soem red pepper flakes. The black bean sauce was really good in this but the extra water was a bit much. The zucchini sheds it's own water when cooking so I don't think this much water if any at all is needed.. It diluted the yummy black bean taste so I added a bit more at the end. I topped with a few sesame seeds for some exgtra sesame taste and texture Read More
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4 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
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  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
06/26/2011
Quick way to prepare zucchini. I was unable to find Thai chilis so I used jalapenos and soem red pepper flakes. The black bean sauce was really good in this but the extra water was a bit much. The zucchini sheds it's own water when cooking so I don't think this much water if any at all is needed.. It diluted the yummy black bean taste so I added a bit more at the end. I topped with a few sesame seeds for some exgtra sesame taste and texture Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
09/13/2015
I over-cooked a zucchini a tad but still good! I added a little sesame chicken and it was great! Read More