Szechuan Green Beans

szechuan green beans


I suppose my secret is given away: I love Szechuan anything.  Just that spicy tart goodness that Chinese restaurants produce…can’t beat it!  These green beans are SO GOOD.  I overcooked mine slightly, but because there’s so much sauce the green beans are cooked with, it tasted pretty excellent!  No lunchlady green beans here!

YIELD: 2-3 servings

TIME: 30 minutes

1 lb fresh green beans; trimmed, and cut into small pieces
a dash of salt
2 Tbsp soy sauce
1 Tbsp seasoned rice vinegar
a dash of sesame oil
2 tsp honey
1/4-1/2 tsp hot chili flakes, depending on how much spice you want (I only added a pinch)
1 Tbsp olive oil
a pinch of sesame seeds

Mix together soy sauce, rice vinegar, honey, sesame oil, olive oil, and chili flakes. Boil water in a large pot and add beans and salt. Cover and cook, stirring once, until beans are bright green and still sorta crunchy, 8 or 9 minutes. Drain and rinse beans in cold water. Stir soy sauce mixture and add to pan, bring to a boil, and add the beans until cooked through.

Hope y’all enjoy!

xoxo, Sara


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