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Quick Zesty Green Beans Recipe

Quick Zesty Green Beans

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"Here's a change of pace: crispy stir-fried beans that are excellent as an appetizer or side dish. Green vegetables are rich in antioxidants and tied to lower risks for certain cancers."

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  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
  2. Add green beans, return to a boil and cook 1 minute; the beans should still be crisp. Drain the beans; don't rinse.
  3. In a large skillet or wok, add oil. Heat until very hot (the skillet is ready when a drop of water in the oil sizzles). Add beans and cook about 1 minute, turning often with tongs or spatula. Sprinkle on pecans and Old Bay. Turn the beans and pecans to coat with oil and spices; cook about 2 minutes more, or until beans and nuts are slightly browned. Salt to taste and serve.
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  • Copyright 2004 Jean Carper. Printed first in USA WEEKEND. All rights reserved.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 07, 2012

I used EVOO instead of canola oil only because that was all I had on hand. I did not have Old Bay on hand but I did have homemade cajun seasoning that I used in equal amounts. We LOVED these green beans. They were anything but average for us.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 05, 2012

I've got to agree with one other reviewer - these are not really that tasty. I was looking for a memorable side dish with green beans - and, this is just not it. Couldn't really taste the Old Bay seasoning on the beans, either. Tried adding grated parmesan cheese, and that helped a wee bit.

Jun 15, 2008

This was quite good! I made some changes. I heated about 1/2Tbsp of olive oil, sauteed some diced onion and garlic for a few seconds, added 1/2Tbsp butter, Then I added the vegetables (I'd half cooked them in the steamer). I added some julienned carrots and yellow peppers to the green beans for extra vitamins and color. I made them for Father's Day and my family loved them. Even my notoriously picky sister asked for the recipe. I almost fell over in shock.

Jan 20, 2006

I never thought of using Old Bay on green beans. I loved it! I omitted the nuts and added bacon bits and it was great! I made this with the Spinach Stuffed Chicken and it was a great meal!

Aug 09, 2007

These beans were FANTASTIC! I couldn't find any old bay blackening seasoning (I had never even heard of it), so I found a recipe to make my own blackening seasoning. They turned out perfect, even my boyfriend gives them a 5/5.

Nov 06, 2007

Well, I'm getting old. Thought I had pecans, but didn't. Used almonds instead. Forgot the recipe called for BLACKENED Old Bay- didn't have any, so used regular Old Bay. Turned out great anyway!

May 19, 2012

These were agreeable but certainly nothing extraordinary or memorable. After all, when push comes to shove this is still nothing more than seasoned green beans. In consideration of Hubs’ sensitive innards I substituted cooked and crumbled bacon for the pecans which should have made this even better but these were still rather average green beans.

Jul 15, 2005

AWESOME, the only change i made was that I ground up the pecans into meal...


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  • Calories
  • 135 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 9.5 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 10.8 g
  • 17%
  • Fiber
  • 4.8 g
  • 19%
  • Protein
  • 3 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 151 mg
  • 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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