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.