Saturday, August 23, 2008

Thai-Style Green Beans for Two

When I saw this recipe I knew I had to make it! Candy at The Courageous Cook made a simple Thai-Style Green Bean dish for Two. My husband went nuts for this and couldn't believe I didn't make more. Then again it is for 2 and we're supposed to be cutting down on how big of portions we're eating. I love how quick and simple it was and the flavors went really well together. The only trouble I had is being in a hurry to make dinner I threw the sauce in a little too early and the pan was too hot so therefore it doesn't look as pretty and clumped up on me instead of being a smooth sauce, but it still tasted great. Be sure to check out Candy's site she has some mouth-watering dishes.

Thai-Style Green Beans for Two

1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter
1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 tablespoon chopped shallot
1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger root
1 tablespoon canola oil
1/2 pound fresh green beans, trimmed
Minced fresh cilantro and chopped dry roasted peanuts, optional

In a small bowl, combine the soy sauce, hoisin sauce, peanut butter and red pepper flakes; set aside. In a small skillet, saute shallot and ginger in oil over medium heat for 2 minutes. Add green beans; cook and stir for 3 minutes or until crisp-tender. Add reserved sauce; toss to coat. Sprinkle with cilantro and peanuts if desired.
Yield: 2 servings. This recipe easily be doubled or even tripled if needed.


  1. I loved those beans from Candy's blog too! They looks scrumptious! Have a great rest of your weekend.

  2. They looked great at Candy's blog and now great over here too. It seems like you should be able to eat all of the green beans you want, since they're so healthy.:) Have a great week.

  3. Thanks for trying my recipe! This sauce is good on other veggies as well.

  4. Thanks for trying my recipe! This sauce is good on other veggies as well.