Monday, October 31, 2011

Haricot Vert Green Beans and Chinese Five Spice Tofu

Ingredients, Serves 4:
  • 1 lb french green beans (haricot vert)
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seed oil
  • 1/2 lb Chinese five spice tofu cut into strips(can be purchased at your local asian market)
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (EVO)
I love french green beans (haricot vert)!  They are more delicate than normal green beans and when fresh, they "crunch" in your mouth after blanching!  And Chinese five spice tofu is also delicious.  Together they make a super healthy and easy to make side for any meal!

If your beans are not already trimmed, trim both ends.  Boil a large pot of water and blanch the green beans for 3 minutes.  Strain and place in ice water bath to cool them quickly.

In another large pan, heat the EVO on medium high heat until hot.  Add the tofu and cook for 2 minutes.  Add the green beans and sesame seed oil and stir for 2 more minutes until everything is hot.  Salt and pepper to taste.  Plate and serve! Yummie!


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