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Asian Green Beans

Asian Green Beans

Honestly I found this recipe because I bought a bag of green beans, realized I didn't want to just steam them, and then looked at Pinterest to see how I could spice things up. I wish there was a better story but that's it! I'm using That Skinny Chick Can Bake's recipe for asian green beans. It's quick, tasty and I'm sure will one day be easy when I stop trying to burn them. :P

She didn't list what temperature you should have the stove at for the different stages, so I had to guess! 

What You'll Need

  • 3 cloves of garlic, crushed with skins removed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1-1½ pounds fresh green beans
  • 4 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon dry sherry

First I turned the stove on to medium high and heated the oil.


Once the oil was nice and hot I added the crushed garlic and let it saute for 2 minutes. It starts smelling real good here!

asian green beans

I added the green beans and stirred them around for another 2 minutes. Next I added the soy sauce and sugar. Stir again!

 I didn't turn down the heat after this step and I think that started to burn the green beans a bit. Going to try setting the temperature to medium next time!

dry sherry
asian green beans

After another 2 minutes we'll add the last ingredient: dry sherry! This was quite an adventure to find at the store, but smells great and I'm excited to use it. :)

Once the dry sherry is added drop the temperature to low and let the green beans cook for 10 minutes, or until they've softened and wilt a bit. Mine seemed plenty ready at 8 minutes.

asian green beans and chicken parmesan

And there you have it! Asian green beans. I cooked mine up with baked chicken parmesan. I was concerned with how burnt they looked, but aside from 3 small blackened beans they didn't taste it! I'd still like to try going a little lighter on the temperature next time, and will post an update once I do! :)

asian green beans
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