Do you want to get your kids to eat their veggies and praise your goodness at the same time?
Well, have I got the answer for you!
Enter Rockstar Green Beans, the dish where there will never be enough to go around and green will be their favorite color on their plate.
This side dish needs to be made with fresh green beans, and since we’re still in summer, it’s the perfect time to throw them together. It’s a fabulous winter dish, too, but fresh from a farmers market? Yowza!
My mouth is watering just thinking about them.
Full disclosure: I just “make” this dish. No measuring, no exact times. I just wing it. But for you, I’ll write it down and pretend its an old family recipe I’m shaing with you.
So if it’s too “something”, feel free to mess with the recipe to make it your own.
Here we go!
- A mess of fresh green beans, maybe 1- 1 1/2 lbs
- 2 Tsps olive oil
- 2 Tsps dark soy sauce (maybe more)
- 5 cloves of garlic, minced
- Kosher salt
- Dried oregano
Snap the ends off the green beans, about 1/4 inch.
In a large skillet or wok, heat pan over medium heat. Add oil and turn pan to coat.
Add the beans, turning to coat them in the oil. Pour soy sauce over beans; turn to ensure distribution.
Add garlic. Inhale deeply and enjoy the moment.
Let cook for 8 minutes, turning every minute. I just made that number up. You want to have some “blackened” parts on the beans. If pan looks dry, add some soy sauce.
Sprinkle some salt and oregano over beans and toss.
They’re ready to go! It’s fabulous by themselves and with all sorts of meats – chicken (fried, roasted, grilled, baked), beef (steak, roast, burgers), pork (barbecued, roasted, grilled)… well, you get the picture.
And be prepared for complaining when they’re gone.
You might want to have some ice cream handy to stifle their disappointment.