Thursday, May 31, 2012

garlic, sesame, mushroom green beans

I never thought I liked green beans, until I discovered there was more to them than just what comes out of a can.  Now, I love you dear husband... but really??? Those are just nasty!  In January I noticed that Costco was now carrying 2 pound packages of fresh green beans, thus my love affair began.  This is a recipe that I threw together putting some of my favorite ingredients,

Garlic Sesame Mushroom Green Beans
1 pound prepared fresh green beans
2 teaspoons olive oil

2 cloves garlic, crushed  (or less if desired)
1 tablespoon soy sauce 
1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 can mushrooms stems and pieces (Hey, its all I had on hand!)
salt and pepper to taste

Preheat a medium sized skillet with olive oil and let it get good and hot.  Add the green beans, stirring constantly, allowing the green beans to blister slightly.  I like my green beans semi-firm, but adjust to your own preference.  Add the remaining ingredients into the pan, with the green beans and allow to get warm.  Top with remaining sesame seeds, if desired

1 comment:

  1. Hi there. This week's Food on Friday is all about mushrooms! So it would be great if you linked this in. This is the link . Have a good week.