Stir Fry Green Beans Recipe

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Stir Fry Green Beans

substitute fresh asparagus if you wish

1 pound fresh green beans
1/4 cup water

2 tablespoons best quality soy sauce
1 tablespoon rice vinegar or saki
1 teaspoon brown sugar
dash or more of hot chili flakes or Chipotle pepper
freshly ground peppercorns

1 tablespoon olive oil
2-3 cloves garlic, slivered
1 knob (about 2 tablespoons) minced fresh ginger

Wash and trim off stem end of beans, leaving the tail intact. Cut beans on the diagonal into 2-3 inch pieces and set aside. In bowl combine soy sauce, vinegar, sugar, chili and pepper. Heat water in stir fry pan until steaming, add the beans and quickly cover them. Cook exactly 3 minutes. Remove the lid and let any remaining water evaporate away, adding the oil, garlic and ginger. Stir and cook about 2 minutes. Add the reserved soy mixture and cook and stir several minutes. Serve.

Recipe created 2004-02-16.

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