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Asian Green Beans

Quick and delicious way to prepare beans and what an amazing aroma in the house while it is cooking!

1 tbsp. sodium reduced soy sauce
1 tbsp honey
1 tbsp. unsalted butter
2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
12 oz green beans, trimmed
1 tbsp. minced garlic

Combine the soy sauce, honey, and 1 tbsp. water in a small dish and set near the stove. Set a shallow serving dish near the stove.

In a 10 inch straight sided saute pan, heat the butter and olive oil over medium heat. When the butter is melted, add the green beans and 1/2 tsp. salt and toss with tongs to coat well. Cook, turning the beans occasionally, until most are well browned, shrunken and tender, 7 to 9 minutes. (The butter in the pan will now be dark brown.)

Reduce the heat to low, add the garlic and cook stirring constantly with a heatproof spatula, until the garlic is softened and fragrant 15 to 20 seconds. Carefully add the soy mixture(you will need to scrape the honey into the pan). Cook stirring until the liquid reduces to a glazed consistency that coats the beans, 30 to 45 seconds.

Immediately transfer to the serving dish, scraping the pan with the spatula to get all of the garlicky sauce. Let sit for a few minutes and then serve warm.

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