Sriracha Green Beans

  • 1 pound green beans, washed and trimmed
  • 2 T. soy sauce (gluten-free or regular)
  • 2 T. honey or maple syrup
  • 1 T. sriracha, plus extra to taste
  • 1 T. sesame oil
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1-2 tsp. black sesame seeds

Steam the green beans lightly, 3-5 minutes, until crisp-tender. Fill a large bowl with ice water and set aside.

While the green beans cook, whisk together the sauce by combining soy sauce, sweet chili sauce, and sriracha.

Empty the beans into a colander to drain; then quickly add them to the ice water to halt the cooking process. Drain once cool.

Heat a skillet over medium heat and add the sesame oil to it. Sauté the minced garlic for 30 seconds, or until fragrant, then add the green beans to the skillet. Mix well to coat the green beans with the oil and garlic. Add the sauce and allow to simmer for a couple minutes, uncovered, to thicken the sauce. One the desired tenderness is reached, stir so the sriracha glaze coats the green beans. Sprinkle with the sesame seeds, toss once more, and serve immediately.

  • Yields: 4 servings
  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes