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Creamy Asian GreenĀ Beans

November 14, 2019
Photo by Patty Mastracco
Author Notes

A creamy Asian sauce and crunchy spicy almonds gives this untraditional green bean recipe loads of flavor.

Recipe created by Patty Mastracco of I Do Food for Blue Diamond Almonds
Blue Diamond

  • Prep time 20 minutes
  • Cook time 35 minutes
  • Serves 8-10 servings
Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup vegetable or chicken stock
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons red or white miso
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 5 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 6 ounces medium shitake mushrooms, stems removed and sliced
  • 1 large red bell pepper, stemmed, seeded and cut into small julienne strips
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 pounds fresh green beans, stem ends trimmed
  • 2/3 cup Blue Diamond Bold Wasabi & Soy Sauce Almonds, coarsely chopped
  • Fresh cilantro leaves (optional garnish)
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Whisk together broth, soy sauce, miso, ginger and cream cheese in a small saucepan set over medium-low heat. Cook until cheese is melted, whisking frequently. Simmer over low heat for 5 minutes, whisking occasionally.
  2. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown and very soft, stirring occasionally. Stir in mushrooms, bell pepper and garlic cook for 2 to 3 minutes more to lightly soften. Add sauce to skillet.
  3. Steam green beans for 4 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain well then add to skillet, tossing to coat with sauce. Cook for several minutes more or until hot and bubbly.
  4. Transfer to a serving dish and sprinkle with almonds and cilantro, if desired.
  5. Recipe tip: Sauce may be prepared a day ahead and stored tightly covered in the refrigerator. For an extra creamy sauce, add 1 oz. additional cream cheese.

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