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Jack's Thai Green Beans

Jack's Thai Green Beans

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HOT and spicy green beans! Yummy for people that like heat on the side. I think you could add a meat like shrimp or chicken to this to make it a main dish if you like.

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  • Calories:
  • 125 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 9.6 g
  • 15%
  • Carbs:
  • 9.8g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 2.9 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 290 mg
  • 12%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet


  1. Puree the garlic, bird's eye chile, lemon grass, fish sauce, and coconut milk in a blender until smooth; set aside. Bring a saucepan of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the green beans, and cook for 2 minutes; drain.
  2. Heat the peanut oil in a skillet over medium-high heat, and stir in the green onions. Cook and stir 1 to 2 minutes until the green onions have softened and begun to brown. Stir in the pureed sauce, and bring to a simmer. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes, then add the green beans. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer the green beans until tender, about 5 minutes.
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I cooked the green beans a little longer (about 5 minutes) in the sauce to really soak up the Thai flavor. It's great side dish to serve over steamed rice and to go with grill fish or chicken.


Make more sauce next time


I didn't have a bird's eye chili or lemon grass, so I used this recipe as an inspiration, and it turned out really well. I am sure it would be great made as is too. I subbed lime juice for the lemon grass and I subbed homemade hot sauce for the chile. I didn't bother with the blender step, and I used organic green beans that I had frozen over the summer and since I had blanched them then, I skipped that step in the recipe and just put the frozen beans in the sauce after it had simmered down. The beans turned out a little more done than I would have liked, but they were still really good. I'm sure it would be even better made with fresh beans, but this is a nice and flexible recipe.