Spicy and Garlicky Green Beans with Walnuts
Crunchy green beans taste wonderful in a rich, nutty coating of walnuts and lots of garlic and ginger. Serve with your favorite Asian noodle or rice dishes.
Serves: 6 or more
- 2 tablespoons dark sesame oil (or see note)
- 1 1/2 pounds green beans, trimmed (or use frozen
whole organic green beans if fresh are unavailable —
unless fresh are in season, they can be even better)
- 1/2 medium red bell pepper, finely diced
- 5 to 6 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger, or more, to taste
- 2 to 3 tablespoons soy sauce or tamari, to taste
- Dried hot red pepper flakes, sriracha, or other hot seasoning, to taste
- 1/3 cup finely chopped walnuts
Add the red bell pepper, garlic, ginger, soy sauce, and walnuts. Continue to stir-fry until the green beans are tender-crisp and touched with dark brown spots. Remove from the heat and if desired, transfer to a serving container. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Note: To make this extra-spicy, use chili oil in place of sesame oil.
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