Fresh green beans taste so much better than canned or even frozen ones. Try this Asian-inspired side dish with any of our Asian main courses or grilled entrees.
Sesame Green Beans
1 lb. fresh green beans, trimmed
1 TBL olive oil
2 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp ground ginger
2 tbl soy sauce
1 tbl water
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp sesame seeds
Blanch green beans in boiling water for 3 minutes. Drain and plunge into ice water until ready to use (this can be done ahead of time).
Heat olive oil in a skillet large enough for the beans to lie in a single layer. Stir-fry the garlic and ginger 2 minutes. Add beans, soy sauce and water. Stir to coat. Cook 2 minutes. Drizzle sesame oil over beans and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Stir-fry 2 minutes. Serves 4.
Recipe and photos copyright 2015 Barb Szyszkiewicz for Cook and Count. All rights reserved.
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