Green Beans Asian Style
1 lb. Green beans
1 tbs soy sauce
1 tbs honey
1 tbs water
*optional 1 tsp chili paste, with or without garlic
1 tbs butter
2 tbs vegetable oil (canola, etc)
½ tsp kosher salt
I heaping tbs minced garlic
In a small bowl, mix soy sauce, honey, water, and *optional chili paste. Set aside.
Heat a sauté or frypan over medium high heat. Add oil and butter. When butter starts to bubble, add beans and salt. Beans should cook about 8 minutes. Make sure you toss them (with tongs) every so often to make sure they all cook evenly. They should start to darken and shrivel a bit. Lower heat, add garlic, and toss for about 30 seconds. Finally, pour in the small bowl of the honey-soy combination. Continue to toss a minute or so, until the beans are all coated. They should look glazed. Remove from pan and transfer to serving dish.
These beans are great warm or room temperature.