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Garlic Wasabi Green Beans

Garlic, Wasabi and Sage Green Beans

Ready in 20 minutes.
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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.