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Schezwan Green Beans

What you need: 

sesame oil, as needed (enough to cover bottom of pan)
2 cups frozen green beans
1 clove garlic, chopped
1/2 teaspoon tahini
1/2 teaspoon pureed ginger
1/2 cup soy sauce
1 teaspoon serano peppers, diced or use dried chili peppers
pepper, to taste

What you do: 

1. Over medium-high heat, cover bottom of pan with sesame oil. Pour green beans and chopped garlic into pan.
2. Cook for a few minutes until green beans have softened.
3. Add rest of ingredients. Stir constantly, until most of liquid from soy sauce has cooked away.
Serve hot, on an asian inspired dish, with chopsticks.
This dish is strong flavored at first, but after the first bite, it's addictive.

Preparation Time: 
10 minutes, Cooking time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 
10 minutes


These were so amazing. Thank you! They were gone in minutes! I will definitely make this recipe again!!!


I served these with tofu and vegetable lo mein. I used the 1/4 cup of soy sauce for about 2.5 cups of green beans. I also omitted the tahini, used extra garlic, and used a few good sprinkles of crushed red pepper flakes instead of the chili peppers. The flavor was very good, but even with the lesser amount of soy sauce, VERY salty. Next time I will use only 2 Tbsp. soy sauce and post my results. While he said they were very good, my boyfriend had to stop eating his halfway due to the saltiness (I warned him ahead of time, too). A good start, but needs some tweaking. I do love how easy they were, though.


im glad you all enjoyed my recipe!

the recipe was supposed to say 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup soy sauce. but i should have said tamari as thats what i use in this recipe.

it is supposed to be quite salty and strong. i came up with this recipe trying to copy something i had at a restaurant and i found these even better!



this is very very similar to a dish we made at the thai restaurant i used to work at.
the flavor is supposed to be very spicy and salty! we'd eat it with plan jasmine rice and a big jug of water.
also, added chili-garlic sauce and thai peppers and sometimes fresh basil <3.
i love it.



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