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Spicy Green Beans

Before I move on to the recipe of the day, I would just like to thank all of you, our faithful reader's, for your overwhelming response and encouraging comments on yesterday's post.  Without all of you, there would be no cookbook!  We look forward to whatever the future may hold and thank you in advance for your continued support.

I would also like to thank our sponsors...whose links are listed on our sidebar...and who have for some time been helping us to 'feed the hungry' with their donations.  One of those sponsors is Lepp Farm Market, a wonderful place to visit if you happen to live in our area.  Their website is also a wonderful place to visit, especially the recipe section!  Today's spicy green bean dish is from Charlotte Lepp's collection, one we have enjoyed at our table several times now.

Spicy Green Beans

  • 1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed  
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Sambal Oelek Asian chili paste (or 2 or 3 teaspoons if you like it hot!)
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  1. Steam beans until tender crisp.
  2. Combine all remaining ingredients for sauce...and heat until sizzling.
  3. Pour sauce over the beans and serve. 
  4. These also make a great finger food appetizer.
* Hoisin sauce, chili paste and oyster sauce are all found in the Asian food section of the grocery store.


    1. wow . .where is everyone? (smiling of course. .they must all be tired after yesterday's excitement)

      I had these fantastic beans at Judy's the other was tempting to have another helping. .just delicious.

    2. You can also stir-fry the green beans and add paprika and garam masala powder for a spicy taste. One recipe I use is

    3. Judy...those beans look very tasty!


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