Spicy Green Beans

I needed to make a veggie for dinner and I found green beans in the fridge.  I wanted the beans to pair nicely with the chicken I was baking and the Sesame Noodles with Sautéed Shiitake Mushrooms and Kale so I decided to sauté them with a little butter, soy, garlic, crushed red pepper flakes, ginger, and white pepper.  They turned out really spicy but we all liked the kick from the crushed red pepper flakes and loved the flavor from the soy butter. These beans disappeared quickly so it looks like I’ll be making them again.

Heat the butter and crushed red pepper flakes in a small sauté pan over medium heat. Add the washed and trimmed green beans (or haricot verts) to the pan then season with white pepper and ground ginger, to taste. Cover with a lid and cook for 2-3 minutes or until fork tender. Add the minced garlic and soy sauce and cook for 2-3 minutes. I made thin haricot verts but if you use bigger green beans then add more cooking time. Side Note: Add a tablespoon or two of water if the pan is dry. Serve immediately. Enjoy.

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Spicy Green Beans

Yield: 4

Total Time: 10 min.

Ingredients:

1 tbsp butter
1/4-1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes, (more if desired)
6 oz thin green beans (haricot verts), trimmed & washed
White pepper, to taste
Ground ginger, to taste
1 large clove of garlic, minced
2 tbsp soy sauce

Directions:

Heat the butter and crushed red pepper flakes in a small sauté pan over medium heat. Add the washed and trimmed green beans (or haricot verts) to the pan then season with white pepper and ground ginger, to taste. Cover with a lid and cook for 2-3 minutes or until fork tender. Add the minced garlic and soy sauce and cook for 2-3 minutes. I made thin haricot verts but if you use bigger green beans then add more cooking time. Side Note: Add a tablespoon or two of water if the pan is dry. Serve immediately. Enjoy.

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13 Responses to “Spicy Green Beans”

  1. 1

    Rosa — April 17, 2014 @ 2:31 am

    A great way of preparing beans! Scrumptious.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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    Katie — April 17, 2014 @ 7:01 am

    Yum! I pinned this for when our garden bounty arrives. Fingers crosssed.

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    Kris — April 17, 2014 @ 7:22 am

    When my green beans come in this summer, I am making this!!!
    How are you?
    xo Kris

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes — April 17, 2014 @ 9:42 am

    A great side dish…Love it!

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    Natalie @ Tastes Lovely — April 17, 2014 @ 10:12 am

    Those haricots verts from Trader Joe’s are SUCH good green beans! Love this recipe. It would go perfect with your sesame noodles.

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    gloria — April 17, 2014 @ 11:42 am

    Love beans Pam and these look so good!

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    Marjie — April 17, 2014 @ 11:51 am

    I enjoy green beans. This looks like a nice side dish.

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    Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl — April 17, 2014 @ 5:45 pm

    Perfect green beans… I really love that spice!

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    Blond Duck — April 17, 2014 @ 7:25 pm

    How yummy!

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    Jovina Coughlin — April 17, 2014 @ 7:30 pm

    I am always looking for new ways to prepare green beans. Will save this recipe.

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    Lily (A Rhubarb Rhapsody) — April 17, 2014 @ 8:31 pm

    Yum! I’ve always loved green beans. As a kid I used to eat piles of them, raw, as a snack. My husband however isn’t such a big fan, adding that bit of extra flavour might win him over though!

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    Joanne — April 19, 2014 @ 9:45 am

    I love adding spicy kick to my veggies! Yum!

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    grace — April 21, 2014 @ 11:36 am

    green beans need a lot of help, and this is dynamite! great recipe, pam!

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