Leave it to Guy Fieri to come up with a green bean recipe that has my 5 year old asking for thirds!
Cam loves vegetables, but he prefers them raw, and has always refused any version of cooked green beans.
So I did not hold out much hope that this time would be different, but, once we got him to try them, he devoured them! And asked for more. And then asked for more again.
This is a keeper!
Guy Fieri’s Soy-Glazed Green Beans
2 pounds green beans, ends trimmed (from the garden)
2 tablespoons canola oil
2 tablespoons butter
4 cloves garlic, chopped (from the garden)
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
Freshly ground black pepper
Bring a large pot of water to a boil and season generously with salt. Add the green beans and blanch until crisp-tender, 2 to 3 minutes. Immediately transfer to an ice bath to stop the cooking, and then remove to a baking sheet lined with paper towels or a cooling rack to drain.
In a large saute pan over medium-high heat, add the canola oil and butter. When the butter is melted, add the garlic and stir until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the green beans, soy sauce, sesame seeds, and black pepper and saute until the sauce reduces slightly and thoroughly coats the green beans, being careful not to overcook beans.