Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Szechuan Green Beans

1 lb fresh green beans
vegetable oil cooking spray or 2 tablespoons peanut oil
1 teaspoon ginger, peeled, minced
1 garlic clove, minced
2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
pinch crushed red pepper flakes

Wash beans, trim ends and remove strings.

Coat a large nonstick skillet (or wok) with cooking spray or peanut oil and heat until hot. Add ginger and garlic and saute 30 secs. Add beans, saute 5 minutes.

Combine 2 tablespoons water and remaining 5 ingredients. Stir well. Add to beans, cook 30 seconds or until thoroughly heated, stirring constantly.

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