Charred Sesame Pecan Green Beans

Charred Sesame Pecan Green Beans

Submitted by: Andie Mitchell

These green beans are rich and savory with a hint of smokiness from the char of pan-frying, the complex flavors of soy, sesame and maple, and the warmth of toasted pecans. They add a delicious Asian flair to your holiday feast. 

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil (or any high-heat oil you like)
  • 12 ounces trimmed fresh green beans
  • 1/2 cup pecans, chopped

Method

  1. In a small bowl, stir the soy sauce, sesame oil, and maple syrup.
  2. In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine the fresh green beans and ¼ cup of water. Cover with plastic wrap and microwave until the beans are just tender, about 5 minutes. Drain and pat them dry with a paper towel.
  3. In a large skillet, heat the vegetable oil over medium-high heat until very hot (a drop of water should sizzle when it hits the pan). Add the green beans and cook, without stirring, until charred on one side, about 3 minutes. Stir and continue cooking until beans are charred all over, about 3 more minutes. Remove the skillet from heat and add the sauce mixture and pecans, tossing repeatedly to coat.

Nutrition facts

Calories

180

Fat

16g

Sat Fat

1.5g

Sodium

390mg

Carbs

10g

Fiber

4g

Protein

3g

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