sambal green beans

a 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!

serves 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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