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
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.