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Asian Green Beans with Snow Peas

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Asian Green Beans with Snow Peas

 

 

 

 

Asian Green Beans with Snow Peas

 

 

This is one of my family’s favorite ways to enjoy green beans, but you don’t have to stick with green beans and snow peas. Sometimes I add in carrots, water chestnuts, broccoli, cauliflower, or whatever vegetables I have on hand. The simple Asian inspired glaze works well with all types of vegetables.

 

 

 

 

 

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Asian Green Beans with Snow Peas
Give your vegetables a wonderful Asian touch. The green beans and Snow Peas are a perfect match, and a light glaze gives them an amazing boost of flavor. This is a veggie dish even the kids will enjoy.
Asian Green Beans with Snow Peas
Servings
Ingredients
  • 1 Tbsp kosher salt
  • 1-1/2 lbs green beans, ends trimmed
  • 1 lb snow peas, trimmed
  • 2 Tbsp canola oil
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 4-5 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce, use a good quality sauce
  • 2 Tbsp sesame seeds, toasted
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
Servings
Ingredients
  • 1 Tbsp kosher salt
  • 1-1/2 lbs green beans, ends trimmed
  • 1 lb snow peas, trimmed
  • 2 Tbsp canola oil
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 4-5 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce, use a good quality sauce
  • 2 Tbsp sesame seeds, toasted
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
Asian Green Beans with Snow Peas
Instructions
  1. In a large pot, bring 5 – 6 quarts of water and 1 T kosher salt to a boil. Gently add the trimmed green beans and snow peas; blanch for 2 – 3 minutes, just until they are crisp-tender. Immediately, transfer the green beans and snow peas to a bowl filled with ice water. This will help stop the cooking process, so your veggies will be perfectly cooked without being too soft. Drain the veggies in a colander and place on a cooling rack, or a sheet pan lined with paper towels or tea towel, to absorb any excess water.
  2. In a large saute pan or skillet, heat the canola oil and butter over medium-high heat. Cook the garlic, stirring frequently, until it begins to turn light golden brown, about 1 – 2 minutes. Add the green beans, snow peas, soy sauce, toasted sesame seeds, and freshly ground black pepper to the pan; saute until the beans and peas are thoroughly coated and the sauce is slightly reduced. Be careful to not overcook the beans and peas.
Recipe Notes

Variations:

You can omit the snow peas and use carrots instead. This recipe is also excellent with broccoli. Experiment to see which vegetable combinations are your family's favorite.

 

 

 

 

Asian Green Beans with Snow Peas, 4.4 out of 5 based on 16 ratings
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