When I saw this recipe I knew I had to make it! Candy at The Courageous Cook made a simple Thai-Style Green Bean dish for Two. My husband went nuts for this and couldn’t believe I didn’t make more. Then again it is for 2 and we’re supposed to be cutting down on how big of portions we’re eating. I love how quick and simple it was and the flavors went really well together. The only trouble I had is being in a hurry to make dinner I threw the sauce in a little too early and the pan was too hot so therefore it doesn’t look as pretty and clumped up on me instead of being a smooth sauce, but it still tasted great. Be sure to check out Candy’s site she has some mouth-watering dishes.

Thai-Style Green Beans for Two

1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter
1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 tablespoon chopped shallot
1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger root
1 tablespoon canola oil
1/2 pound fresh green beans, trimmed
Minced fresh cilantro and chopped dry roasted peanuts, optional

In a small bowl, combine the soy sauce, hoisin sauce, peanut butter and red pepper flakes; set aside. In a small skillet, saute shallot and ginger in oil over medium heat for 2 minutes. Add green beans; cook and stir for 3 minutes or until crisp-tender. Add reserved sauce; toss to coat. Sprinkle with cilantro and peanuts if desired.
Yield: 2 servings. This recipe easily be doubled or even tripled if needed.

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