9 Reviews

I have a confession: I used frozen green beans instead of fresh. It was all I had in the house and desperate times call for desperate measures. I blanched them for two minutes and shocked them in cold water, as you directed. I used toasted sesame seed oil for the oil and substituted sliced almonds for the sesame seeds since I didn't have sesame seeds and it was DELICIOUS, SPICY, quick and easy. Thanks for posting! I will be making this again. Note: I tried broccoli recently, instead of green beans, and that was good too.

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Phat & Sassy July 08, 2013

Quick,fast easy....Made for ladies lunch . They all had to have the recipe.

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casaqueen4 May 07, 2008

I almost made this recipe tonight ... I had toassted the sesame seeds and had everything else ready to go when I discovered that I was out of green beans. So I substituted a package of frozen stir fry vegetables, halveing the red pepper flakes andd adding a bit of sesame oil. It was quite good and went well with the Korean Pork Strips and brown rice. Now I think I should buy some green beans and try it again.

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Donna Matthews April 05, 2006

Yummy! I tweeked this recipe a bit since I can't eat sesame seeds anymore. I just used sesame oil! It was delicious! Thanks for posting.

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Starlita July 26, 2005

We really liked these. The recipe was very easy to prepare... always a good thing. LOL I made the recipe as written and the heat level was fine for our family. Thanks!

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Susie D March 05, 2005

I loved these green beans. I steamed my beans until tender/crisp instead of blanching, subbed sesame oil for the veg oil, and slightly reduced the amount of pepper flakes. While the beans were steaming, I toasted my sesame seeds in a skillet. The sesame oil was added just before the beans, and I finished by sprinkling with the pepper flakes and kosher salt. The resulting veggie dish was had an incredible flavor. We loved this as a side to Korean Pork Strips Korean Pork Strips. Definitely a keeper.

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Ms B. March 03, 2005

Spicy, crunchy and tasty. I halved the red pepper flakes and because they stick very well to the wet beans, we didn't miss a flake. Good thing I reduced the amount or they would have been too hot for us to handle. I recommend you add them gradually, tasting between additions.

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sugarpea February 25, 2004
Spicy Asian Green Beans