Our update to this favorite Southern side will remind you of great Asian takeout. Don't be intimidated by red curry paste; it's a subtly spicy blend of fresh ginger, lemongrass, garlic, and chiles. Look for it at Walmart or online at amazon.com.
2 cups diced fresh tomatoes (about 3 medium)
1 cup coconut milk
2 tablespoons red curry paste
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh ginger
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 1/4 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
Hot cooked long-grain rice
1/3 cup roasted salted peanuts, chopped
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro (optional)
How to Make It
Whisk together first 6 ingredients in a 6-qt. slow cooker. Add green beans, and cook on LOW 7 hours, stirring once after 3 1/2 hours.
Stir in lime juice. Serve over rice, and top with chopped peanuts and, if desired, fresh cilantro.
I have made this twice and it is fabulous: savory and fresh tasting. I did cut the green beans in half, and I didn't bother with the rice, peanuts and cilantro. The beans by themselves are delicious. Red curry paste comes in mild and medium, so buy according to your taste. Highly recommended.