You all know I get a weekly box of ORGANIC and LOCAL vegetables and fruit as part of my list of the things I want in 2011. It’s been going very well and I’ve been pleased with all the goodies which are coming in them but my problem has been, HOW TO USE THEM.
Over the past few weeks I’ve been getting a large bunch of green beans. Growing up the only green beans I ever had were frozen and nuked…so what was I supposed to do with fresh ones? Blasphemy! Ok, not, but you know…
So I set out to look at my ginormous stack of Vegetarian/Vegan Cookbooks (this is no where near all of them…I’ve kept a bunch at my parent’s place) and finally found something I could potentially use…potentially being the key word.
I actually found several recipes for green beans in all my books and decided to use a mix of them for the side dish I brought to the 4th of July BBQ I went to!
Asian Style Green Beans
- 1 lb fresh green beans
- 1.5 T sesame seed oil
- 5 cloves of garlic, chopped
- 1/2 onion, diced
- 3-5 T low sodium soy sauce
- 1.25 C low sodium vegetable broth
- Select a large skillet with top because you are going to need room for all the green beans. Set aside with the sesame seed oil but don’t heat yet.
- Dice up the garlic and onion and add to the sesame seed oil in the skillet. Turn on the heat to LOW and cook the onion and garlic through until translucent.
- In the mean time, clean the green beans thoroughly and break off all the ends off the beans.
- Add the soy sauce and vegetable broth to the onion and garlic, mixing well, then add in the green beans. Coat the beans with the mixture already in the skillet and cover.
- Let the green beans sit and steam in the skillet for up to 10 minutes, depending on how crunchy you want them. Remove from heat and plate!
- Eat with some rice and a protein and you’ll be good to go!
I know I know…the onions look like bacon. And when most people like to have bacon with their green beans…maybe you can trick them with this recipe. They’ll never even miss the bacon…I promise.
Let me know if you try it!
Any suggestions for some of the other stuff in my box, like LAVENDER, STEVIA, RADISHES and POTATOES!??!?!