Ginger Garlic Green Beans

Ginger Garlic Green Beans

Ingredients
  • 1/2 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tsp honey
  • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes/strings
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp minced fresh ginger
  • 1 lb green beans
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 tsp sesame seeds
  • Salt

Preparation
Combine sesame oil, honey, garlic, and ginger in a small bowl.  Heat a griddle over high heat, add olive oil and green beans and cook for 10 minutes, flipping every couple of minutes.  Drizzle the honey mixture over the green beans and continue to cook for 10 more minutes, or until the green beans have reach the desired doneness.  Plate, and garnish with red pepper flakes or strings.

I was able to make my own red pepper strings with some dried red chilies from the super market.  I sliced the dried chili into thin strands with my kitchen knife and sprinkled them on top of the green beans.  I like using red pepper strings because their form complements the slender green beans more than regular crushed red pepper would.