Szechwan Green Beans Recipe

Step 1

Peel garlic and ginger. Smash garlic. Trim scallions and cut into 2" lengths (don't be fancy, the next step is a food processor). Place garlic, ginger, and scallions into a food processor and process until finely chopped. Remove to a 14x11x2" dish. Add oil and pepper flakes. Cook in microwave, uncovered, at 100% for 3 minutes.

Step 2

Remove from microwave and stir in remaining ingredients, tossing gently to coat green beans. Cook, uncovered, at 100% for 10-15 minutes, stirring 4-5 times.

Step 3

Serve hot or cold.

Step 4

Notes: This recipe takes only a tablespoon of oil for a pound of green beans. I have used half that with good success. These are good cold for picnics or between meal snacks.

From: "Microwave Gourmet" by Barbara Kafka. (A *great* cookbook)

Things You'll Need

  • 6 Garlic cloves, peeled
  • 2 Quarter-sized slices ginger
  • 2 Scallions, cut in 2" lengths
  • 1tb Vegetable oil
  • 1ts Hot red-pepper flakes
  • 1tb Soy sauce
  • 1tb Rice wine vinegar
  • 1lb Green beans, tipped/tailed

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