Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Asian Grilled Green Beans

I remember eating fresh green beans in the summer as a kid. Or at least I think they were green beans. Why is it a lot of my early veggie memories are of vegetables being cooked until they were almost mush? I remember my mom cooking green beans with onions and bacon for hours. I think I thought they were good but again I didn't know any better.

I soon realized green beans that aren't cooked for hours, are better than good, they're great! With the hot summer weather we've been having, anytime I can find a recipe suitable for the grill, it's a bonus! Since I didn't have any on hand, I omitted the fresh mushrooms. The red pepper flakes add a touch of heat and a nice kick to the green beans. This recipe is quick and easy, perfect for fresh green beans on a hot summer night!.




Asian Grilled Green Beans
Recipe courtesy of Taste of Home
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1-1/2 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 1 medium red onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 6 medium fresh mushrooms, quartered

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Add the beans, onion and mushrooms; toss to coat.
  • Place half of the vegetables on a double thickness of heavy-duty foil (about 18 in. square); fold foil around vegetables and seal tightly. Repeat with remaining vegetables.
  • Grill, covered, over medium heat for 18-22 minutes or until beans are tender, turning packets over once. Open foil carefully to allow steam to escape. Yield: 8 servings.
I am linking this to Tempt My Tummy Tuesday, Tuesday's at the Table, and Tasty Tuesday.

10 comments:

  1. Fresh crisp vegetables are delightful. I used to eat my veggies like mush too. Growing-up we just opened cans and heated (sigh). Thanks for the gentle reminder of how good fresh veggies can be-

    Velva

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  2. I love green beans and this looks delicious!! :)

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  3. How interesting! I've never tried grilling green beans before but it's a wonderful idea and I'd love to try it sometime! Looks like they're spiced perfectly too! :)

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  4. Love to find a new way to serve up green beans; these really look good.
    Rita

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  5. I have never grilled green beans! I have got to give these a try. We love Asian food so much.

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  6. Sounds like a great flavor combination.

    Lisa~~
    Cook Lisa Cook

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  7. Looks delicious, I'll have to try it on the grill! Never thought to do that! Great flavors.

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  8. My mom STILL insists on cooking veggies to mush! These seem like anything but, though. Love that sauce!

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  9. I totally agree about lightly cooked green beans. Yum! Asian style sounds good!

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