Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham
1 pound fresh haricots verts (tiny green beans)
2 tablespoons light brown sugar
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
1 medium-size red bell pepper, sliced
1/2 medium-size sweet onion, sliced
1 teaspoon peanut oil
3/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
How to Make It
Cook haricots verts in boiling salted water to cover 1 minute; drain. Plunge green beans into ice water to stop the cooking process; drain well, pressing between paper towels. Stir together brown sugar, soy sauce, and dried crushed red pepper. Sauté bell pepper, onion, and green beans in hot peanut oil in a large skillet over high heat 3 to 5 minutes or until beans look blistered. Sprinkle with seasoned salt. Remove from heat; add soy sauce mixture to green bean mixture, and stir to coat.
I used frozen haricots (from Trader Joe's) that worked great. I have found the frozen alternatives are just as tasty and easier to come by. I do agree that this recipe makes green beans exciting and memorable.
I was disappointed. The sauce wasn't great,something was missing.
Wow! These are really good - so glad I found the recipe. They would go perfect with an Asian type dinner, but I would have them anytime! A great alternative to standard green beans - I will be making these often. I did pour the brown sugar/soy sauce mixture onto the beans at the end on low temperature, just so everything would melt and coat the beans well.
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