Green Beans with Peanut

"This is a Southern dish inspired by a sauce used in Indonesia. For extra color, garnish with a few slivers of sweet red pepper"
photo by Kathy228 photo by Kathy228
photo by Kathy228
photo by Kathy228 photo by Kathy228
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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil over high heat.
  • Add the green beans and cook until tender, about 5 minutes.
  • Drain and rinse briefly under cold running water.
  • Meanwhile, in a food processor, combine the peanut butter, brown sugar, soy sauce, lemon juice, garlic, and ginger.
  • Process until smooth.
  • With the machine on, add the hot water and mix until blended.
  • Transfer the beans to a serving dish.
  • Pour the sauce over the beans and serve.
  • If you prefer the dish hotter, reheat in a microwave oven on High for 50 to 60 seconds, rotating the dish once.
  • (If you do this, be sure the serving dish is microwave-safe glass or ceramic).

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  1. I subbed 3 cans of green beans since I didn't have fresh on hand but wanted to try this recipe any way - kept everything else the same (except I didn't boil the beans of course). I don't think that was a good idea! The sauce was a lot thicker than what's shown in Kathy228's picture, the flavor was only 'okay', but I bet it's a lot better with fresh green beans. Thank you.
  2. I liked this a lot. The only substitution I made was I didn't have a lemon, so I used 2 tbsp orange juice. I don't think the recipe suffered for it, as I loved the orange flavor mingling with the PB. This sauce, used on chicken or rice, would really be good. Great recipe Becky.


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