Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

This recipe in from the Summer 2006 edition of Cooking for 2. I made a couple of adjustments to the recipe. We really enjoyed it served as a side with Lemon Chicken and Sesame Rice.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine the soy sauce, oyster sauce, peanut butter and crused red pepper in a small bowl; set aside.
  2. Rinse the beans and place in a microwave safe dish, cover and cook until crisp tender; approximately 3 to 5 minutes depending on the wattage of your microwave.
  3. Remove beans from microwave, rinse in cool water and allow to drain while preparing the sauce.
  4. In a skillet or wok, heat the 1 teaspoon oil add the minced shallot and grated gingerroot.
  5. Cook the shallot and ginger for 2 minutes and then add the soy sauce mixture; stirring until the peanut butter is melted and the sauce is smooth.
  6. If using a natural peanut butter, it may be necessary to add a tablespoon or so of water to the pan to aid in making the sauce smooth and creamy.
  7. Once the sauce is thoroughly combined, stir in beans and warm in sauce.
  8. Prior to serving sprinkle with chopped cilantro and peanuts if desired.
Most Helpful

What a yummy way to enjoy green beans!! I made 1/2 of the recipe, as DH was out of town last night, and followed as written. I wasn't sure weather I would enjoy peanut butter with green beans, but with the other ingredients it was delicious. It was a nice salty flavor to the beans. Thanks for sharing a new delicious way to prepare green beans. Made for ZWT 9.

diner524 August 26, 2013

Used this recipe as a side dish with Thai jasmine rice cooked with half water half coconut milk, and a whole brown trout baked in a Thai marinade and finished under the grill to crisp the skin. I was in a rush and didn't read the recipe properly, so simply added the minced shallot and grated ginger to the other ingredients - without cooking them! It didn't seem to affect anyone's enjoyment of the dish at all - thankfully! To top it, as suggested, I used some peanuts from a local Asian store - described as "Khao Shong Tom Yum coated peanuts". These were an excellent addition. I'll definitely use this recipe again. Oh, yes... nearly forgot: the only peanut butter we had in was Skippy smooth, and it was lovely.

notfes53 October 09, 2011

This was tasty but everyone prefers green beans plain. Served with Asian chicken and rice for a SE Asian meal. Made for ZWT9.

sheepdoc August 22, 2013