Meet an exciting twist on an ordinary vegetable. These Honey Soy Glazed Green Beans are packed with flavor and tossed in a gorgeous honey glaze that sticks to every delicious side! The addition of woodsy shiitake mushrooms only adds to the deliciousness of this side!
- 2 cups of shiitake mushrooms and cut in half (stems removed)
- 1 pound of frozen green beans feel free to use fresh if you have them as well
- 2 tbsp of olive oil (divided)
- 3 garlic cloves (minced on a microplane)
- 1 inch knob of ginger (minced on a microplane)
- 1 shallot (sliced finely or minced on a microplane)
- 1 Thai chili (thinly sliced)
- 2 scallions thinly sliced
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- juice of one lime
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
- 1/2 a cup water
- white sesame seeds to garnish
- Over high heat, add in 1 tbsp of olive oil and all the mushrooms. Sauté for 5-7 minutes until golden.
- Reduce heat to medium, add in remaining olive oil and shallots, garlic, ginger and chillies. Place lid on top and allow to sweat for 5 minutes.
- Add in green beans, soy sauce, lime juice, water and honey. Toss everything together and cover with a lid. Allow to cook for 5 minutes.
- Remove lid and allow any access water to evaporate.
- Add in scallions and sesame oil.
- Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve immediately.
1. The stems on shiitake mushrooms tend to be very tough. They are alright if you use them in stocks or anything of that sort where you are extracting the flavor over a long period of time. But otherwise the texture is very woodsy and practically un-chewable.
2. If you want to make this a completely vegan recipe, just use agave or molasses instead of the honey.
3. Depending on how spicy you like it, feel free to remove the seeds of the Thai chili or keep them in. Regardless, make sure it is sliced super thin so that no one bite gets a huge slice of chili.
4. The nutritional information should be used for informational purposes only.
- Category: Side Dish
- Cuisine: Asian