Ginger sesame green beans


5 cups (1.25 L) fresh or frozen trimmed green beans
2 tbsp (25 mL) oil
1 tsp (5 mL) sesame oil
1 tbsp (15 mL) grated fresh ginger
1 clove garlic, thinly sliced
1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt
1/8 tsp (0.5 mL) freshly ground pepper
1/8 tsp (0.5 mL) thyme, crumbled

Cook beans in boiling salted water for 2 minutes; drain. Cool immediately in ice water; drain. Beans may be prepared to this
point and refrigerated for up to 24 hours. Heat oil and sesame oil in a frypan over medium heat. Add ginger, garlic, salt,
pepper and thyme; saute for 1 minute. Add beans and saute until heated through, about 4 minutes. Serve immediately.

Serves 8.

Sounds delicious! Unfortunately, the green beans in our gardens have been doing very poorly this summer due to the record temperatures. I like to buy fresh green beans by the bushel but this year they are selling for $3 per pound, even at the farmers markets.

Love green beans! This sounds great, love all the seasonings but I’d cut back on the oil, the 2 TBLSP oil, just use the sesame oil…unless making for company.

Thanks for the recipe. Never thought of adding ginger, cloves, & thyme to green beans but will have to try, thanks!