Sunshine Buttercup's Oriental Green Beans
I make this dish whenever I have a surplus of green beans. Everyone who has tried it says it's tasty and a great way to liven up green beans.
1 lb green beans, trimmed
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated
Crushed red pepper flakes (to taste)
1-1/2 teaspoons light soy sauce
2 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon sesame seeds, toasted, garnish
1. Steam beans for only a few minutes, you want them crisp.
2. Dash beans in cold water to stop the cooking (do this the day ahead if you wish) Heat the oils and saute over low heat with the garlic & ginger until you can smell that wonderful aroma (the garlic will be golden). Add beans, pepper flakes, soy sauce, and water.
3. Cover cook over high heat for a few minutes until the water evaporates and the oils have coated the beans and they are hot .Shake the pan as the beans cook.
4. Garnish with sesame seed.
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