Crisp and tender long beans, a lankier version of Western green beans, are pickled in a medley of savory Thai spices. These beans can be a great snack on their own, or make a great accompaniment to sandwiches and salads. Use the leftover brine in vinaigrettes or marinades.
Recipe courtesy of Susan Vu
Print
Pickled Long Beans
Total:
24 hr 20 min
Prep:
15 min
Inactive:
24 hr
Cook:
5 min
Yield:
About 6 cups
Level:
Easy
Total:
24 hr 20 min
Prep:
15 min
Inactive:
24 hr
Cook:
5 min
Yield:
About 6 cups
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

  • 2 cups white distilled vinegar
  • 1/2 cup palm sugar
  • 1/4 cup fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 1 pound long beans, trimmed and cut into 2-inch-long pieces
  • 4 large cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 3 fresh Thai bird chiles, thinly sliced
  • 3 kaffir lime leaves
  • One 2-inch piece galangal, peeled and thinly sliced

Directions

Bring the vinegar, 2 cups water, the palm sugar, fish sauce and kosher salt to a boil in a nonreactive saucepan. Once the mixture is at a full boil, add the long beans, garlic, chiles, kaffir lime leaves and galangal. Stir to combine and boil for 1 minute. Turn off the heat and cool completely. 

Put the cooled beans and brine into a large bowl, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 24 hours before serving. 

Cook's Note

The pickled long beans are a great accompaniment to sandwiches, in salads or eaten on their own. The brine can be used to make vinaigrettes or added to dishes that might need a touch of acid. Galangal can be found at Asian markets; however, you may substitute an equal amount of fresh ginger if you cannot find it fresh.

Trending Videos 7 Videos

Get the Recipe

Gabriele's Limoncello 01:28

Gabriele shares his family recipe for a delicious summertime libation.

Similar Topics:

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Fish Cakes with Pickled Cucumbers (Tord Man Plaa)

Recipe courtesy of Susan Vu

On TV

Unwrapped 2.0

10am | 9c

Unwrapped 2.0

10:30am | 9:30c

Food: Fact or Fiction?

11:30am | 10:30c

Food: Fact or Fiction?

12:30pm | 11:30c

Food: Fact or Fiction?

1:30pm | 12:30c

Good Eats

2pm | 1c

Good Eats

2:30pm | 1:30c

Burgers, Brew & 'Que

3:30pm | 2:30c

Burgers, Brew & 'Que

4:30pm | 3:30c

Man Fire Food

5:30pm | 4:30c

Man Fire Food

6:30pm | 5:30c

Man Fire Food

7:30pm | 6:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Man Fire Food

8pm | 7c

Man Fire Food

8:30pm | 7:30c

Man Fire Food

9:30pm | 8:30c

Cheap Eats

10pm | 9c

Cheap Eats

10:30pm | 9:30c

Good Eats

11pm | 10c

Good Eats

11:30pm | 10:30c

Man Fire Food

12am | 11c

Man Fire Food

12:30am | 11:30c

Man Fire Food

1am | 12c

Man Fire Food

1:30am | 12:30c

Cheap Eats

2am | 1c

Cheap Eats

2:30am | 1:30c

Good Eats

3am | 2c

Good Eats

3:30am | 2:30c

Trending Videos

Brunch Bonanza

So Much Pretty Food Here