One of my favorite veggies is Green Beans, and as a mom this is one of my go-to kid-friendly vegetable recipes. It is also so versatile ;the green beans can stand alone as a meal, or you can eat them over a bed of rice or make the beans themselves a bed for a meat dish!
I must credit my wonderful stepmother for this recipe, because I learned it while growing up as her kitchen apprentice! Jazakillahu khairan!
So here it is....
Ginger-Sauteed Green Beans
3 TBS Tallow or Ghee (or other high-heat tolerant oil)
1 ½ to 2 lbs of Green Beans (preferably organic)
3 Large Garlic Cloves, chopped
2 Medium Tomatoes
1 ½ TBS Ground Ginger
½ tsp Ground Black Pepper
Salt (to taste)
2 Cups Water
Heat the oil/ghee/tallow and saute the chopped garlic for about 20 seconds (try not to let it burn!)
Add your washed, clean and tried green beans to the wok. Stir around to get all of that yummy garlicy flavor infused in the beans!
Add the salt, pepper and ground ginger. Be sure to give it a good stir!
Cover and allow to simmer for about 15 minutes. Check after 7 minutes to make sure there is still water in the bottom of the pan. If need be, add another cup of water.
Green beans are done when they are tender, but not mushy. And the sauce is deeeelicious, mashaAllah!
Serve as a bed to a meat dish. (This is moroccan style tajine lamb, and the spices go well with the green beans)
Or just serve on a bed of rice, as-is!
Say Bismillah and enjoy!