Thursday, July 31, 2014

Garlic and Ginger Green Beans

Makes 4 servings

Ingredients
  • 1 pound green beans, washed and trimmed
  • 4 cloves of garlic, sliced thinly 
  • Thumb-sized piece of ginger root, peeled and cut into large cubes
  • 1 Tablespoon of soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • Pinch of brown sugar
  • 4-6 Tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • A pinch of red chili flakes optional 

Step 1:  In a large skillet, just slightly heat the olive oil. 

Step 2: 

Add green beans, ginger and salt. Toss with wooden spoon or tongs, to coat with oil. When beans begin to darken slightly in color, add garlic. Continue turning beans, so that all sides begin to wilt and brown. Add sugar. 

Step 3: 

When nearly all beans have some blistering and browning, add soy sauce, and chili flakes if desired, and continue to stir fry for another minute or two.

  Step 4: 

   Remove from pan, so beans don't continue to cook. Turn onto plate or platter.