Saturday, November 14, 2015

Green Beans Spicy~ side dish or appetizer/starter

Fresh and Spicy Green Beans~ Great as a side dish, appetizer/starter

If you are looking for an alternative to the traditional green bean casserole here is a kicked up version of green beans, this dish will add some spice to your traditional Thanksgiving meal.

Green Beans with sesame seeds
        1 lb fresh green beans, tips cut off, rinse and dry
        2 Tablespoons light Soy sauce
        1 garlic clove minced
        1 teaspoon chili powder
        1 teaspoon Agave or honey
        ¼ cup slice almonds, lightly toasted or sesame seeds

How to Prepare:

        Fill a large cooking pot about ½ full and bring to a boil
        Add the green beans and cook over medium heat 4 to 5 minutes, until tender~I like a little crunch in my green beans, no mushy green beans for me
        Drain the green beans, then fill the pot with cold water to keep the green beans from further cooking and they should retain their bright green color, set aside
        Coat a small sauté pan with non-stick cooking spray and brown the almonds
        Careful not to burn!
        In a small in bowl mix together the soy sauce, minced garlic, Agave or honey
        Heat a large skillet, add the olive oil and toss in the green beans, heat for 2 to 3 minutes
        Add sauce, toss to make sure the green beans are well coated and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring constantly until liquid is evaporated 
        Sprinkle in the toasted sliced almonds

Serve as a side dish or great as an appetizer warm or cold.

Just cook something! Cheers! Kary~

Enjoy ~

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