In restaurants, Sichuan green beans are typically deep-fried in oil. Linda’s simplified home recipe skips deep-frying for a healthier version of this classic dish. The beans are stir-fried until browned and blistered, then cooked with lively seasonings. With the large quantity of red chiles, the dish looks scorching hot. In fact, if you shake most of the seeds out of chiles, the effect of the chiles is relatively mild. The preserved vegetable or fermented black beans add an authentic, slightly fermented flavor, but is not essential. Omit the pork for a vegetarian version.
2. Crostini Four Ways
Crostini are the prefect way to kick off any dinner party, and in this video Joanne introduces you to four different options. From delicious crab crostini with her secret ingredient of dijon mustard, to a fresh broad bean and ricotta crostini, these are sure to delight all of your guests. Join Chef Joanne Cooke, as she introduces you to this "Cicchetti" or side dish from Venice, in this Grokker Premium Video.
3. Brussels Sprouts and Farro Salad | Hungry for the Holidays
Warm farro and roasted Brussels sprouts are not only healthy and delicious they're a terrific accompaniment for your holiday table.
4. Bacon and Kale Salad | Hungry for the Holidays
This warm, crunchy kale salad with crispy bacon and Parmigiano curls is dressed to impress and will have your guests begging for more.
5. Tuscan Panzanella Salad
This popular summer salad combines tomatoes, onions, crisp cucumbers and delicious home made croutons. Served with Sage's own vinaigrette and combined with fresh herbs the flavours come together and soak into the croutons making a tasty appetiser for dinner or a lightlunch. Make sure to check out Sage's crouton and balsamic glaze videos in order to perfect this salad.