Sunday, May 22, 2011

Garlic-Soy Green Beans

This is a simple, versatile side dish that cooks quickly & is easy to make in bulk for dinners & gatherings. This dish can also be gluten free if you use gluten free soy sauce. Let the green beans get some pan marks while they are cooking. Tonight I served these as a side dish with Citrus Glazed Pork Belly.

Garlic-Soy Green Beans and Citrus Glazed Pork Belly

Garlic-Soy Green Beans
Serves 2-3, Cooking time- 10-15 minutes

Ingredient Lineup (minus the white pepper)

  • 1 T. olive oil
  • 1 t. sesame oil (can use up to 2 t.)
  • 1 bag of whole, frozen green beans (or fresh equivalent-- around 2-3 cups)
  • 0.5 t. ground garlic (or substitute 1-2 cloves of minced fresh garlic)
  • 1/4 t. ground ginger
  • 1/4 t. ground white pepper
  • 2 t. soy sauce
  • [optional] Sliced almonds

1.  Heat olive oil in a large skillet over Medium-High heat.  When oil is hot, add the sesame oil.

2.  Add the frozen green beans to the pan.  Sprinkle the garlic, ginger & white pepper over the beans.  Toss green beans around in the oil & spice until evenly coated.

Beans & Spices
3.  When green beans are almost cooked thoroughly, toss in the soy sauce.  Continue cooking until liquid is reduced.  Pour green beans into serving dish & toss with sliced almonds. 

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