Vegetables In Fermented Black Bean Sauce

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By  now my readers will have discovered that I am not exactly a vegetarian.
I love my meat and seafood and can’t imagine how one can miss this exciting
part of our culinary world.
However, once in a while, I have a sudden urge for rice and  vegetables.
The first thing that usually comes to my mind during such a rare moment is
soup or  fried rice  of some sort. What usually makes me especially look forward
to a vegetable dish is the inclusion of  fermented bean paste.
It gives the food such a special flavor that it is, in my opinion at least, the one
seasoning which can bring a vegetable dish to a whole other level of goodness  🙂

Here is what I have concocted for dinner today :
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Ingredients :

Asparagus,  blanched
Snow peas,  blanched
Mushroom, sliced thick
Grape tomatoes,  whole
Onion,  sliced
Scotch bonnet, thinly sliced –
(  Careful !!!  Extremely spicy ! Omit if you can’t stand the heat )
Mini Peppers,  thinly sliced
Scallion,  thinly sliced
Ginger,  grated
Garlic,  paste
Bean paste,
Oyster sauce,
Soy sauce,
Kosher Salt,
Vegetable stock,
Corn starch,  slurry
Peanut oil,

Method :

Saute onion, garlic and ginger until fragrant,
deglaze with stock, add seasoning, add slurry.
Simmer for one minute, add all vegetables and heat through.
To serve, sprinkle with sesame seeds and scallion.

Bon Appetit ! Life is Good !
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