Spicy stir-fried green beans

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This feisty side dish is quick to throw together, will make your kitchen smell amazing, and is guaranteed to be devoured. Quickly. There is just something irresistibly addicting about popping these piquant garlicky beans in your mouth – just beware, they might not make it to the table!  And forget about having leftovers…serves 3-4.

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Ingredients:

  • 4 (or more) cups of green beans, washed and trimmed
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 4-5 garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp dried red chile flakes (or more, depending on your spice threshold!)

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Into a work or large frying pan, throw the blob of coconut oil and fire up the heat to high. Put in your green beans, toss lightly to coat in the oil, and let the sizzling begin! Put on the cover so the beans start to cook through.

Meanwhile, mince your garlic cloves. Once the beans have been cooking for a minute and start turning a gorgeous bright green, add in your minced garlic, sesame oil, chile flakes, and soy sauce, and turn down the heat just a bit to medium-high. Mix to coat evenly with the seasonings, and put the cover back on for about three minutes, stirring periodically. Your mouth will start to water from the heavenly aroma…

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Give it a good final mix, take off the cover back off for a final minute to finish them off on high heat (you want the ends to be turning brown and the garlic to be nice and toasty but not burnt). Serve hot. Good luck fighting the urge to eat them before they make it to the table…

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