Asian Green Beans

Asian style green beans

Thai Fish Cakes with Asian green beans
Thai Fish Cakes with Asian green beans

 

Asian style Green beans. A unique and easy way to prepare ordinary french green beans. The Asian flavors work unexpectedly well in this Umami laden sauce…

I’m not a vegetarian, and usually stick to the most simple preparation of veggies and salads. Boil Beans or Peas, roast potatoes, carrots, parsnips, and pumpkin, have simple salad with tomato’s lettuce,spring onion, and maybe cucumber. That used to be the case, but not any more. I’m on the 5 2 fast diet, and am always looking for ways to add flavor to all aspects of the fiendish low-calorie days.

Another thing with this diet, is I seem to have an abundance of veggies in the Fridge, right now there are 2 bunches of Asparagus, some Bok Choy, plenty of carrots, red and green peppers, cabbage, cauliflower and I just threw out some leftover bean spouts. In the past, I wouldn’t have had a third of those things in my house, now I’m getting worried about the amount of veggies I’m wasting. I have half a bunch of green beans in the fridge, and I’m not going to waste those, they’re still quite costly at this time of year in NZ.

I had already decided to re-visit these delicious dish Thai Fish cakes http://www.45degrees.co.nz/thai-fish-cakes-low-cal-smash-hit/ and had no idea how to prepare my green beans in a way that would compliment them. A Google search found these intriguing Chinese style green beans http://www.fatsecret.com/recipes/chinese-style-green-beans-in-garlic-sauce/Default.aspx . I wasn’t sure if the Chinese and Thai flavor combo would work, but gave it a go anyway.

 

Ingredients
Ingredients
Asian style green beans
Serves 2
A unique and easy way to prepare ordinary french green beans. The Asian flavors work unexpectedly well in this Umami laden sauce
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
20 min
96 calories
7 g
0 g
7 g
2 g
1 g
110 g
834 g
1 g
0 g
6 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
110g
Servings
2
Amount Per Serving
Calories 96
Calories from Fat 64
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g
11%
Saturated Fat 1g
5%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 834mg
35%
Total Carbohydrates 7g
2%
Dietary Fiber 2g
8%
Sugars 1g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A
5%
Vitamin C
5%
Calcium
4%
Iron
4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 tsp soy sauce
  2. 150 grams green beans
  3. 1 tbsp sesame oil
  4. 2 tbsp oyster sauce
  5. 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  6. 2 tsp Chicken stock
Instructions
  1. Heat sesame oil in a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Stir in the garlic, and cook until the edges begin to brown, about 20 seconds.
  3. Add a splash of chicken stock to stop the browning, turn down the heat to low/medium
  4. Add the green beans; cook and stir until the green beans begin to soften, about 10 minutes.
  5. Stir in the oyster sauce,soy sauce, and another splash of chicken stock.
  6. Simmer until sauce thickens slightly
Adapted from fatsecret
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calories
96
fat
7g
protein
2g
carbs
7g
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Adapted from fatsecret
45degrees.co.nz http://www.45degrees.co.nz/
Lightly browning the garlic
Browning Garlic

The Verdict?

An excellent combination of flavours, and the sauce works really well with the Thai fish cakes. No more boring veggies for me!

Asian Green Beans
Asian Green Beans

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