Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Sesame Ginger Green Beans

On Sunday we stopped at a farmers market close to where we live. I love going to the market, the produce just taste so much better.
Anyways Dan and I bought a whole bunch of veggies, one of those things was green and yellow beans.
Fresh green beans are the best, and just remind me of summer as a kid picking them out of my grampa`s garden. Last night I wanted to cook with them but decided to try something more then just steaming them.

Sesame Ginger Green Beans
  • 1 lb fresh green and yellow beans
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1-2 large garlic cloves- minced
  • 1/2 tsp grated fresh ginger
  • 1 large yellow onion sliced into match sticks
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp oyster sauce (T&T sells vegetarian oyster sauce)
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp sesame seeds
The trick to stir frying is to cook fast, and at a high heat.
Before you even turn on the stove, make sure everything you need is ready, so you can just throw it in.
Clean you beans and set aside.
Place a wok on the stove and turn the heat on to med-high to high. Let the wok heat up for a minute or so then add your vegetable oil. Next toss in the onions, garlic, and ginger and allow to cook for 30-45 seconds keep stirring while they cook. Add the beans and cook for 2 min stirring often. Add the water, cover and let cook for another 5 min. Add the oyster sauce and salt, cook for another 2 min. Turn off heat, add the sesame oil and seeds. Toss one last time and serve. Garnish with more sesame seeds.
This dish was a really quick and simple side dish, and the left overs made a fantastic lunch the next day.


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