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Crunchy Szechuan Green Beans

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Sweet and spicy, these Szechuan-inspired green beans take only 10 minutes to make, and will be gone before you know it!

Ingredients

  • 1 clove Garlic, Minced
  • 2 teaspoons Fresh Ginger, Minced
  • 2 Tablespoons Hoisin Sauce
  • 4 teaspoons Rice Vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Toasted Sesame Oil
  • 2 teaspoons Soy Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes (this Will Be Spicy – Reduce, If You Prefer Less Spice)
  • 1 Tablespoon Sunflower Oil
  • 1 pound Green Beans, Cut Into 1-inch Pieces And Rubbed Dry With A Towel

Preparation

Whisk together the first seven ingredients (garlic through crushed red pepper) in a small bowl. Set aside.

Heat the sunflower oil in a wok or heavy-bottomed saute pan over medium-high heat. Just when the sunflower oil begins to shimmer, add the green beans and sauté, stirring constantly, until they begin to blacken in small spots, about 3 minutes. (Note: Be careful when adding the green beans to the pan, as they should sizzle and pop a bit if the oil is hot enough. This process should go very quickly, with the green beans retaining a bright green color, even though they will start to blacken a bit in spots.)

Add the sauce to the pan, stirring to coat the green beans. Cook just until the sauce reduces slightly, about 2 minutes.

Serve immediately, on their own, or over rice.

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Sondra Stephens on 1.27.2013

This worked great and can be adjusted for personal tastes. Don’t worry about doing the beans on high, they will taste just like the Chinese restaurant!

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Patricia @ ButterYum on 1.21.2013

Sounds fabulous – do you use fresh or frozen beans in this dish?

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Sondra Stephens on 1.27.2013

Easy and tasted great!

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