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An O’lovely Chinese New Year Treat: Green beans, pork, tofu & olives

At OLOVES we love to try new delicious recipes with our little olives! This dish is a fantastic way to welcome in the Chinese New Year!

Bursting with delicious flavours this green bean, pork and tofu dish makes a great mid-week delight!


450g long beans or green beans, cut into 5cm lengths
3 tablespoons peanut oil
300g pork mince
3 cloves garlic, crushed
5cm piece ginger, peeled, grated
2 tablespoons chilli bean sauce (I use Lee Kum Kee brand)
1 tablespoon cornflour
1 tablespoon soy sauce
300g firm tofu, cut into 1cm cubes
75g of OLOVES olive (2 packs approx.)
1 teaspoon sugar
steamed rice or noodles to serve


1.Bring a large saucepan of salted water to the boil. Add the beans and cook for 1 minute. Drain and cool under cold running water.

2.Heat the oil in a wok over medium-high heat. Add the pork and stir-fry for 3 minutes until browned. Add the garlic, ginger and chilli sauce to the wok and cook for 1 minute.

3.Combine the cornflour with 2 tablespoons of cold water then add to the wok along with 3⁄4 cup more water and the soy sauce.

4.Bring to a simmer then add the tofu, olives and sugar. Simmer for 10 minutes then add the beans and cook for a further 5 minutes. Serve with rice or noodles.

Recipe: Cusisine.co.nz

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