Szechuan Green Beans

Szechuan Green Beans

Szechuan Green Beans
This spicy Szechuan green bean recipe is easy to make and combines Szechuan peppercorns, garlic, and sesame seeds.

In a dry skillet over medium heat, cook and stir the peppercorns until fragrant, about 2 to 3 minutes.

Peppercorns should be ground in a mortar and pestle.

In a small skillet over medium heat, warm peanut oil.

Add garlic, and cook for about a minute, until it begins to lightly brown.

Garlic should be combined with ground pepper and ginger.

As you stir and cook the sauce for 2 to 4 minutes, add red wine vinegar, soy sauce, green onion, hoisin sauce, and sesame oil to the garlic mixture.

Fill a saucepan with water until it is just below the bottom of the steamer insert.

Water is brought to a boil.

Add green beans, cover, and steam for five minutes or until tender.