Friday, July 15

Ginger-Garlic Green Beans

I make a lot of Asian dishes, so I'm always trying to think of side dishes to complement the meal. I often serve steamed brown rice, but these green beans are another favorite. The combination of ginger, garlic, and chili flakes really wakes up the vegetables and complements the flavors in the rest of the meal (try it with Korean short ribs). I make this same recipe using snap peas or broccoli as well.

Ginger-Garlic Green Beans:
  • Trim the ends off of 1/2 lb. green beans.
  • Place the beans in boiling water for 3-4 minutes, then drain and cover with cold water.
  • Meanwhile, heat 1 tbsp. canola oil, 1 tbsp. grated ginger, 2 tsp. minced garlic, and 1 pinch chili pepper flakes in a skillet.
  • Cook for 2-3 minutes, until fragrant, and add the green beans.
  • Toss the beans for 2-3 minutes, adding salt and pepper as needed.
  • In the last minute, add a splash of soy sauce and quickly toss.
  • Serve immediately.

Serves two