Thai-Style Green Beans
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 20 min.
We didn't care for this dish, mostly because the other ingredients overpowered the flavor of the green beans. Also, three minutes isn't long enough.to cook fresh green beans. They will taste like grass! Forget the "tender-crisp" idea that somehow got popularized, and cook them until they are fork tender (but not mushy). They will taste so much better...
I picked fresh green beans out of our garden and cooked in a wok on the gas stove. I quadrupled the recipe for the size of my family. I found the sauce to be VERY salty - I'd recommend half the soy sauce ( I used Braggs Liquid Aminos). Overall though a very good recipe!
These beans were very tasty. I ended up cooking the beans twice as long and they were still crisp. Used cilantro and really like the flavor.
Had to use ground ginger and onions in place of shallots- still spectacular flavor!
The Hoisin sauce seemed out of place to me in this dish. The dish was too sweet for me, and it tasted more like Chinese food than Thai food. I made this dish to supplement some Thai carry-out, and it didn't go. If I were to make this again, I'd cut back on the Hoisin (or find a substitution), and/or I'd eat it with the rice, as opposed to serving it as a side dish the way I did. I think adding meat would have been good too. I was just reading on BuzzFeed that they suggest using Hoisin sauce with meat (rather than vegetables), and I think I agree.Also, I used Skippy peanut butter, and I think that was a mistake. It just made the dish all the sweeter. Next time, I'd use an all-natural, no-sugar-added peanut butter.
Hubby liked this recipe. I wasn't wild about it.
Really enjoyed this recipe...it made a perfect side with vegan Thai pineapple fried rice, and provided a use for the vegetarian hoisin sauce that has been languishing in my pantry. Salty, sweet, crispy, spicy; in the tradition of Thai cooking, this recipe has it all. Thanks so much; will definitely make again!
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I thought this was good. I love Mala String Beans when we go out for Chinese food. Can't quite figure out what makes it so special. Tonite we added chicken to this, also rice, also the peanuts. It still needed some zing. Perhaps next time we will add jalapeno peppers to it for some spice.