Definitions for "Fermented Black Beans"
Keywords:  salty, soybeans, pungent, soak, bean
Salty and pungent black soybeans used in Chinese cookery. Available as Asian grocery stores in jars or plastic pouches. Soak beans 30 minutes before using. Store unused beans in a glass jar in the refrigerator.
Also called Chinese black beans and salty black beans, this Chinese specialty consists of small black soybeans that have been preserved in salt before being packed into cans or plastic bags. They have an extremely pungent, salty flavor and must be soaked in warm water for about 30 minutes before using. Fermented black beans are usually finely chopped before being added to fish or meat dishes as a flavoring. They can be stored, tightly covered, in the refrigerator for up to a year. If the beans begin to dry out, a few drops of peanut oil will refresh them.
This pungent Chinese specialty consists of small black soybeans preserved in salt and sold in covered jars or plastic bags. Available in Asian markets, sometimes under the name "salty black beans." They will keep indefinitely.