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Garlic, Wasabi and Sage Green Beans

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Garlic Wasabi and Sage Green Beans on plate

Whenever I have wasabi paste on my sushi it burns right through my nose, makes my eyes water, and I think steam may even come out of my ears.

So what do I do after this happens?

Well of course I eat another piece of sushi slathered with wasabi paste and it happens all over again.

If you like horseradish on top of prime rib you probably know the feeling in your nose. 

I stumbled across a package of fine French green beans in the produce department recently and the first thing that came to mind was sautéing them with garlic and ground sage.

Wasabi powder turned out to be the perfect complement to give just a little heat to the dish (not to the nose burning level), and also add a delicious earthy flavor similar to the sage.

Garlic Wasabi and Sage Green Beans on plate

Just a bit of butter added a hint of sweet brown butter taste and tied the wasabi and sage flavors together nicely.

Since fresh French green beans aren’t always available in the store, regular green beans should work nicely with this recipe too.

They would just need to be sautéed a bit longer.

More side dish recipes you may like “Grilled Corn with Goat Cheese and Olive Tapenade“, “Grilled Potato Slices” and “Cheesy Red Potato Mash“.

Let’s check out the ingredients.

Garlic Wasabi and Sage Green Beans ingredients

Fresh French green beans if available (or regular green beans), garlic, ground sage, wasabi powder, granulated garlic, butter, salt, and olive oil

A printable recipe with the measurements and instructions is located at the bottom of this post.

Here’s how to make it:

Green beans in colander

Snap or cut the stem ends off of the green beans and rinse them off.

Green beans in bowl

Add them to a medium size bowl.

Add olive oil to green beans in bowl

To the bowl, add olive oil…

Add granulated garlic on green beans

…granulated garlic…

Add salt on green beans in bowl

…salt…

Add sage on green beans in bowl

…ground sage…

Add wasabi powder on green beans

…and wasabi powder.

Mix green beans in bowl

Toss the green beans until coated.  Set aside.

Sliced garlic on cutting board

Slice the garlic into pieces about ¼ of an inch thick and set aside for a moment.

Heat a large skillet on medium heat.

Green beans in skillet

To the skillet add the green beans.

Add olive oil on green beans

Drizzle olive oil on top of the green beans.

To the pan, add butter, garlic and stir.   

If using regular green beans, let them continue to sauté for 6 more minutes before adding the butter and garlic. 

Cook garlic and green beans in pan

Keep stirring until the garlic turns a light brown or golden color (about 6 minutes) which is about the time when the green beans should be done.

Garlic Wasabi and Sage Green Beans on plate

If the garlic is cooking too fast and starting to turn a dark brown color, turn the heat down just a bit.

Garlic Wasabi and Sage Green Beans on plate

Some of the thinner green beans should be a little soft while others should be a bit crisp.

Try a quick sample and salt to taste.

Garlic Wasabi and Sage Green Beans on plate

Serve right away while warm and enjoy.

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Garlic Wasabi Green Beans

Garlic, Wasabi and Sage Green Beans

Ready in 20 minutes.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
If using regular green beans add cooking time:: 6 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Green Beans, Wasabi
Servings: 3

Ingredients

  • ½ pound fresh fine French green beans or regular green beans
  • 5 cloves garlic peeled and sliced lengthwise into 1/4-inch thick pieces
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil for the green beans
  • ½ teaspoon granulated garlic
  • ½ teaspoon ground sage
  • ½ teaspoon wasabi powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil for the skillet

Instructions

  • Snap or cut the stem ends off of the green beans, rinse them off and add them to a medium size bowl. 
  • The the bowl, add olive oil, granulated garlic, sage, wasabi powder, and salt.
  • Toss the green beans until coated. Set aside. 
  • Heat a large skillet on medium heat. Add the green beans to the skillet. 
  • Drizzle 2 teaspoons of olive oil on top of the green beans. 
  • To the pan, add butter, garlic and stir.   If using regular green beans, let them continue to sauté for 6 more minutes before adding the butter and garlic. 
  • Keep stirring until the garlic starts to turn a light brown or golden color (about 5 minutes) which is about the time when the green beans should be done. 
  • If the garlic is cooking too fast and starting to turn a dark brown color, turn the heat down just a bit. 
  • Some of the thinner green beans should be a little soft while others should be a bit crisp. Try a quick sample and salt to taste. 
  • Serve right away while warm.
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This recipe was originally posted on January 20, 2013.

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