Green Beans Asian Style
1 pound fresh or frozen green beans ( if using frozen, thaw completely)
2 Tablespoons light brown sugar
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper flakes ( or more to your liking)
1 red pepper sliced ( if using frozen , thaw completely)
1 large onion, sliced
1 Tablespoon olive oil
If using fresh green beans: blanch fresh green beans in boiling salted water for about 1 minute. Plunge into cold water to stop the cooking process. Pat dry.
If using frozen green beans, thaw completely. Pat dry.
Place 1 tablespoon of olive oil in the bottom of a skillet over medium high heat. Place the green beans, peppers and onions in the pan and saute until the onion and peppers are caramelized and the green beans are charred.
In a small bowl mix the brown sugar, soy sauce and crushed red pepper together. Pour over green bean mixture, stir to coat. Remove from the pan to a platter , serve hot.