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sambal green beans

Recipe by
Francine Lizotte
Surrey South, BC

These are so tasty plus they're super quick and easy to make! If you like Asian flavors, you’ll definitely love them!

yield 4 servings
prep time 5 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For sambal green beans

  • 1 lb
    (500 g) green beans, trimmed
  • 2 Tbsp
    canola oil
  • 2 Tbsp
    low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp
    sesame oil
  • 1 Tbsp
    sambal oelek
  • 1 Tbsp
    brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp
    ginger, minced
  • 3 lg
    cloves garlic, pressed
  • ground himalayan sea salt, to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste (i always use mixed peppercorns)
  • 1 tsp
    sesame seeds, for garnish

How To Make sambal green beans

  • 1
    Blanch green beans in boiling salted water for 3 to 4 minutes.
  • 2
    Using a spider strainer, transfer them to an ice bath; set aside for 5 minutes.
  • 3
    Drain beans in a colander before placing them on a single layer on a cutting board lined with paper towels. Pat them dry using more paper towels; set aside.
  • 4
    In a bowl, whisk together soy sauce, sesame oil, sambal oelek and brown sugar; set aside
  • 5
    In a wok or a large skillet over medium-high heat, add oil. When hot, add ginger and garlic; sauté for 30 seconds.
  • 6
    Add blanched beans and toss constantly for 3 minutes.
  • 7
    Pour in the soy sauce mixture and stir to coat; toss continuously for 1 minute.
  • 8
    When the sauce starts simmering, season lightly with ground sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. Add sesame seeds and stir to combine.
  • 9
    Remove from the heat and serve immediately.
  • 10
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