Sweet T is a picky eater but one healthy food she enjoys are green beans, particularly the Chinese Green Beans found at Chinese buffets. Usually when I try to copycat a restaurant food it takes several tries and tweaks to get things just right, but not this time! I found this Chinese Green Bean recipe at grouprecipes.com and it needs no adjustments. Sweet T, Hubs, and I all love our garden fresh green beans prepared this way, and I’ve made them several times already this season. Enjoy!
Chinese Green Beans
- 1T reduced-sodium soy sauce
- 1T honey
- 1T water
- 1T unsalted butter
- 2T olive oil
- 12 oz. fresh green beans, trimmed
- ½t sea salt to taste
- 1T minced garlic
- Combine soy sauce, honey, and 1T water in a small dish.
- In a medium saute pan, heat the butter with the olive oil over med-high heat.
- When the butter is melted, add the green beans and ½tsp salt and toss with tongs to coat well.
- Cook, turning the beans occasionally until most are well browned, shrunken, and tender (7-8 mins).
- Reduce heat to low.
- Add the garlic and cook stirring constantly until the garlic is softened and fragrant (15-20 seconds).
- Carefully add the the soy sauce mixture and cook stirring constantly until the liquid reduces to a glazey consistency that coats the beans (30-45 seconds).
- Immediately transfer the beans to a serving dish.
- Don't forget to scrape out the sauce to include!
- Let sit for a few minutes and serve warm.