Dress up fresh or frozen green beans with red pepper, garlic, and peanuts, for a great, Asian cuisine-inspired side dish that makes an ideal side dish for Shabbat or holiday meals.
Tip: If you're using very fresh, thin green beans, you can skip the steaming step -- simply saute them with the onions, peppers, and peanuts until they're bright green and crisp-tender.
- 2 pounds (800 grams) fresh or frozen green beans, trimmed if fresh
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 onions, chopped
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 red bell pepper, chopped
- 1 cup roasted peanuts
- 1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Gather the ingredients.
Add 1/2 inch of water to a chef's pan or large skillet bring a large saucepan of water to a boil.
Add the green beans, cover, and steam the beans until bright green and crisp-tender, about 2 to 3 minutes for fresh, and 3 to 5 minutes for frozen. Drain.
Wipe out the skillet, add the oil, and warm over medium-high heat.
Add the onions and garlic and saute until the onions begin to soften and turn transparent, about 5 to 7 minutes.
Add the steamed green beans, peppers, peanuts, salt, and pepper.
Saute until the beans are tender. Serve warm.