Green Beans in Spicy Peanut Sauce

Green Beans in Spicy Peanut Sauce

I was looking for new side dish recipes when I came across one for a Thai style green beans. These tasty sounding green beans are covered in a creamy and spicy peanut butter, hoisin and soy sauce. I just could not pass up the chance to use a peanut sauce in a new way. Though I really like my current spicy peanut sauce recipe I was all for trying a new one and the use of the hoisin sauce sounded good. I dressed the recipe up a bit by adding some fresh chopped chilies, green onions and some lime juice. The green beans covered in spicy peanut sauce were really good! The peanut sauce went really well on the crisp green beans and the crunchy peanuts added yet another layer of texture. I would imagine that a spicy peanut sauce could be added to many vegetables to liven them up a bit.

Ingredients:
1 tablespoon oil
1 shallot (chopped)
1 clove garlic (grated)
1 teaspoon ginger (grated)
1 pound green beans
1 tablespoon peanut butter
1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon chili sauce
1 tablespoon lime juice
2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon cilantro (chopped)
1 red chili pepper (sliced)
1 handful peanuts (chopped)

Directions:
1. Heat the oil in a pan.
2. Add the shallot and saute until tender, about 3 minutes.
3. Add the garlic and ginger and saute for a minute.
4. Add the green beans and saute until just tender, about 3 minutes.
5. Mix the peanut butter, hoisin sauce, soy sauce, chili sauce, lime juice and water in a bowl.
6. Add the peanut butter sauce to the green beans and toss to coat.
7. Serve garnished with cilantro, sliced red chilies and chopped peanuts.

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41 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

AMAZING side dish!!

Patsyk said...

Nice way to spice up regular green beans!

Diana Evans said...

oh wow Kevin...I love peanut and spice...great dish!!!

I will have to try this out!!!

Hugs and have a great weekend...

Diana

Ann said...

amazing dish..

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

I'd leave out the cilantro, because I'm one of those "tastes like soap" people, but I have all of the other condiments in my pantry and will bookmark this recipe immediately!

Pearlsofeast said...

Fantastic sauce recipe.

Elra said...

I just love peanut sauce. In Indonesia, people use them in many different way; serve on satay, steam veggies, raw veggies, dipping for fruit, you name it.
Yours sound really delicious, especially with hoisin sauce. This dish will be vanish really fast in my house.

Mrs Erg├╝l said...

I have an entire bottle of hoisin sauce that needs using! This sounds great!

Cute banner you have there!

sumanbolar said...

I make this often, without the soy, though. You can add a little bit of coconut cream for some added yum.

Also, cutting the beans into halves or even thirds makes 'em easier to eat.

Paula said...

Oh this looks really good! I've only seen creamy, thick sauces, but this looks really light. It sure is packed with lots of flavor with the hoisin, soy, chili, lime, cilantro, and chili pepper. YUM!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A great way to prepare beans!

Cheers,

Rosa

The Cooking Ninja said...

This looks delicious.

Chocolate Shavings said...

That sounds like a great sauce indeed!

noble pig said...

Sounds delicious! I love peanut sauce and over beans, well that's perfection.

Cheryl said...

I saw this on Foodgawker, and knew it was you!

[eatingclub] vancouver || js said...

I've never done a peanut sauce with hoisin before, so thanks for the tip. Looks great!

Coffee and Vanilla said...

I see peanut is your your favourite ingredient ;) Mine too but haven't use it for a while, too much calories.

Hope you had wonderful Halloween ;)

Margot

Cooking and the City said...

Kevin I'm always on the look out for way's to jazz up vegies, looks good :-)

MaryBeth said...

My husband loves green beans and spicy, he would be all over this recipe.

Marjie said...

It's Thai time in Kevin's house, isn't it? Sorry, I just couldn't resist the rhyme. This looks great - colorful and flavorful!

Holler said...

Mmmmmmmmmm, tasty :)

Helene said...

Keep looking for dishes because WOW they are beautiful & always look tasty.

Manger La Ville said...

I am always looking for a Asian style green bean saute for any protein I am cooking. I love peanut sauce, so this is a must.

Proud Italian Cook said...

Nice and spicy, Yumm!

mikky said...

looks so delicious... :)

Jan said...

Lovely side dish Kevin! Nice lot of ingredients!

homecooked said...

Wow...a nice way to dress up the beans. I am sure the sauce was amazing.

Agave said...

thanks for your blog, your recipes are fantastic!
Evelin (from Palermo-Sicily)

HoneyB said...

Looks great and sounds delicious! I love peanut sauce!

Nina Timm said...

From pizza to Thai green beans....you sure do travel the world, Kevin!

Alexa said...

These beans look so wonderful. I made a stir-fry with a peanut sauce last night for dinner. The sauce lifts up meal to such delicious heights. I'll be trying your recipe really soon. Thanks!

Gloria said...

Look absolutely delicious!! Lovely pic Kevin! Gloria

Sharon said...

Wow, thanks for sharing such an awesome dish! Love the presentation too!

noobcook said...

looks great ... I must try peanut butter in stir fry one day :D

Deborah said...

delicious! I'm always on the lookout for good side dishes.

ttfn300 said...

this sounds AWESOME!!

Kay said...

Have to make this, I do my green beans the asian way as well, but I know that peanuts and beans are a match made in heaven!

lisaiscooking said...

Sounds great. I love spicy green beans!

meeso said...

Looks healthy and so good!

Cucinista said...

I have to admit to using the sauce over some greens from the veg box instead of green beans, but the flavors really stood out and dressed up the dish.

Jude said...

Very nice recipe... Nice play on textures it seems.

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