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Green Beans with Garlic and Roasted Peanuts

An easy vegetarian dish for a weeknight dinner is green beans sautéed with garlic and topped with roasted peanuts and fried shallots. Add a side dish of fried egg and rice and you have a complete and healthy meal. Try this simple vegetable dish for dinner tonight.

Difficulty: Easy / Serving: 2 / Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

1 pound of green beans

3 tablespoons of garlic (rough chop)

3 tablespoons of olive oil

2 teaspoons of soy sauce

½ teaspoon of fish sauce

1 teaspoon of mushroom seasoning 

2 teaspoons of sugar

1 teaspoon of sea salt

½ teaspoon of ground pepper

a handful of roasted peanuts

a handful of fried shallots (optional)

2-3 scallions (white portion) to garnish (optional)

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Directions:

Add enough water to a pot to cover the green beans. Season the water with 1 teaspoon of salt and 1 teaspoon of sugar. Once the water comes to a boil, add the green beans and allow them to boil for 2 minutes. Remove the green beans and rinse right away with cold water to stop the cooking process. Strain the excess water and set aside.

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Rough chop 3 tablespoons of garlic. In a large pan, heat 3 tablespoons of olive oil on high. Once the oil sizzles, add the garlic and cook to golden brown.  Be careful not to burn the garlic or they will taste bitter.

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Once the garlic turns golden brown, add the green beans and lower the heat to medium.

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Season the green beans with 1 teaspoon of sugar, 1 teaspoon of mushroom seasoning, ½ teaspoon of fish sauce, 2 teaspoons of soy sauce, ½ teaspoon of ground pepper and 2 tablespoons of water. Toss to incorporate the ingredients.

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Cook the green beans for approximately 5 minutes until it softens. Turn off the heat.

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Add a handful of roasted peanuts and fried shallot to the green beans for a crunch. Mix to incorporate the ingredients. Add the white portion of the scallions for garnish.

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For more recipes, visit our EAT page or Recipe Index.

Authors: Susan Tran and Chau Hoang

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