Asian Green Beans

These beans are the perfect side dish for an Asian meal or potluck gathering where you want to impress!  They cook up quickly and the flavors are delicious!



  1. In a large stockpot over medium high heat, bring water to a boil and season with 1 Tbls. of salt. Prepare a large bowl of ice water. Add the green beans to the boiling water and cook until al dente, about 1-2 minutes. Drain and immediately plunge the beans into the ice water. When cool, drain the beans in a colander and lay them out to dry on paper towels.
  2. In a large sauté pan or stir fry pan, turn on stove to high heat & heat the oil until smoking. Add the green beans, onion and bell pepper, and sauté until the vegetables are charred all over, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds, until fragrant.
  3. Add the butter, soy sauce and the ½ tsp. salt, and toss to mix and coat the beans evenly. Reduce heat, and cook until the sauce is thick enough to coat and stick to the vegetables, about 1 minute. Transfer to bowl & garnish with green onions & sesame seeds.