Looking for more greens and veggies in your Asian menu? Check out my PF Chang’s Spicy Green Beans! An easy, but flavorful side dish recipe.
PF Chang’s Spicy Green Beans are an easy and flavorful side dish recipe. Just 6 ingredients for the best green bean recipe!
I was making Pineapple Fried Rice and Yakitori Chicken the other night and realized I wanted more green on the table. I’ve always loved the salty spicy flavor of PF Chang’s Spicy Green Beans, so I decided to give them a whirl.
Green Beans are blanched to ensure they are cooked, but still have a crunchy texture. I used thin, French green beans because they were on sale, but you can use traditional, thicker versions too, just steam them for a few minutes longer. They pair wonderfully with nearly any Asian dish, but also we traditional.
Using a large, wide skillet will help the greens beans cook evenly since there is more surface against the heating element.
Here are a few more easy side dish recipes:
- 1 lb green beans ends trimmed
- 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
- 1 tablespoon dark soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons ginger freshly grated
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground pepper freshly ground
- 1 tablespoon water
- Sesame seeds for garnish
- In a large frying pan, fill half way with water and bring to a low simmer.
- Add greens bean for 3-4 minutes, or until tender. Cooking times will differ depending on the size of your beans. Remove to a colander and rinse with cold water to stop to the cooking process. Drain well and set aside.
- In a small bowl, whisk together remaining ingredients.
- Over medium-low heat, heat sauce, stirring, for about 3 minutes. Toss with greens beans.
- Remove to serving platter and garnish with sesame seeds, if desired.
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