Asian Simple Spicy Sautéed Green Beans
Another quick and easy way to spice up sauté of green beans. Sesame oil, ginger and a chili garlic sauce, topped with sesame seeds give haricot vert (green beans) more zing.
or more to taste
fresh minced on a microplane
chili garlic sauce
(optional) or add 1/8 teaspoon cayenne
Toast your sesame seeds. Either in a pan or at 300℉ (150℃) in your toaster oven.
Mix together sesame oil, garlic, ginger, chili garlic sauce and cayenne pepper (if using) and a pinch of salt in a small bowl. Set aside.
In a skillet, heat the oil over medium high heat.
Add the raw green beans and sauté (stirring frequently) for a few minutes until beginning to develop some colour. Add salt and a few grindings of black peppers.
Add 3 tablespoons of water, cover the pan and cook for about 2 minutes until the green beans have turned green and are just beginning to cook through.
Remove the cover and allow the water to evaporate.
Add the combination of sesame oil and spices (sesame oil, ginger mix set aside earlier) and combine well.
Sauté for 2 to 4 minutes until the green beans are crisp tender.
Serve sprinkled with the toasted sesame seeds on top.
This recipe can be easily doubled and you may have to since they gobble them up mighty quickly.