Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Sesame Garlic Green Beans

I was in need of a quick and easy side to accompany the rosemary Sriracha chicken I made a few days back.  Green beans have always been a reliable vegetable in situations like this.  After a quick blanch and a scalding hot saute, these treats went from counter to plate in less than ten minutes.

the recipe is my own

serves 2

The Ingredients:
1/2 lb fresh green beans
1 Tbsp sesame oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp soy sauce
1 tsp toasted sesame seeds

The Process:
 In a medium saucepan bring 2 quarts of water to a boil.  Add the green beans and blanch for 3-4 minutes, or until the beans are a uniform bright green color.  Immediately strain and rinse with cold water.

In a large skillet, heat the sesame oil until near smoking.  Add the garlic, green beans and soy sauce.  Saute over high heat for 3-4 minutes or until the garlic is browned and the green beans begin to blister.  Remove from heat.

Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds to serve.

The Review:
Quick, simple, and full of flavor.  You can't get much better than that. 


  1. Heck yeah! Thank you for a side dish idea for Friday's fish grill up. That and some roasted sweet potatoes - can't wait.

  2. I love bringing my green beans to the next level. You definitely did that with this recipe. I think everything tastes better with sesame oil lol. Have a good one! Glad to be your newest follower =]