Grilled Long Beans


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Appears in
The Barbecue Bible

By Steven Raichlen

Published 1998

  • About

Long beans (aka yard-long beans) are a traditional Chinese vegetable. Shaped like green beans but up to eighteen inches long, they found their way to the Caribbean via the Chinese indentured laborers who came to Trinidad in the mid-1800s. Long beans taste similar to green beans but are a little earthier. Perhaps the niftiest thing about them is that they are so long, you can tie them into decorative knots.