Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Asian Green Beans Tutorial

I love green beans. They have to be my favorite vegetable. Anytime we go to a Chinese buffet, I always beeline to the green beans. This isn't exactly like what you'd get at the buffet but it's really good and easy and a perfect side for Teriyaki chicken.

Asian Green Beans


1 1/2 lbs of fresh green beans
1 1/2 Tbs sesame seed oil
2 Tbs garlic, chopped
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
3 Tbs soy sauce
1 1/2 Tbs rice vinegar
1 1/2 Tbs brown sugar
Salt and Pepper to taste

Step 1 

Cook green beans in a pot of salted boiling water for about 3 minutes. Then plunge into an ice bath to stop the cooking process. Then remove from ice water and pat dry with paper towels.

Step 2

Heat sesame oil over high heat, add garlic and red pepper flakes. Stir-fry for about 1 minute.

Step 3

Add the green beans, cook for 1 minute, then add the soy sauce, rice vinegar, and brown sugar. Cook about two minutes until sauce begins to thicken and coat the beans.

Step 4

Season with salt and pepper, to taste.


Anonymous said...

I am the same at the buffet, I pile on the green beans and ignore nearly everything else.
I have yet to find a recipe that comes close, however yours seems like it is spot on!!!! I am super excited to try these out! THANK YOU

Cris said...

Love, LOVE!!! We make these at least 3 times a month. My husband loves them. Through I have to be careful on the pepper flakes....I've have too heavy a hand on that and Daddy was the only one eating green beans that night. LOL!!!

Anonymous said...

How do you keep the garlic from burning while the beans cook?