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Thai Green Beans

(recipe, Nellie McBride)

Introduction

from recipe zaar 11.10.09

Ingredients

  1. 1 Tbsp. light soy sauce
  2. 1 Tbsp. oyster sauce
  3. 1 Tbsp. creamy peanut butter
  4. ⅛ to ¼ tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  5. 1 Tbsp. shallot, minced
  6. 1 tsp. gingerroot, grated
  7. 1 tsp. oil
  8. ½ lb. green beans, trimmed
  9. cilantro, chopped
  10. dry roasted peanuts

Steps

  1. Directions
  2. 1 Combine the soy sauce, oyster sauce, peanut butter and crused red pepper in a small bowl; set aside.
  3. 2 Rinse the beans and place in a microwave safe dish, cover and cook until crisp tender; approximately 3 to 5 minutes depending on the wattage of your microwave.
  4. 3 Remove beans from microwave, rinse in cool water and allow to drain while preparing the sauce.
  5. 4 In a skillet or wok, heat the 1 teaspoon oil add the minced shallot and grated gingerroot.
  6. 5 Cook the shallot and ginger for 2 minutes and then add the soy sauce mixture; stirring until the peanut butter is melted and the sauce is smooth.
  7. 6 If using a natural peanut butter, it may be necessary to add a tablespoon or so of water to the pan to aid in making the sauce smooth and creamy.
  8. 7 Once the sauce is thoroughly combined, stir in beans and warm in sauce.
  9. 8Prior to serving sprinkle with chopped cilantro and peanuts if desired.