My sister Lucy is one of the best cooks I know. She cooks lavishly and with love and she usually has a funny story about each thing she makes.
Here's her recipe for and her story about the garlicky green beans many of us love in Chinese restaurants in the US.
I used to go to this fancy Chinese restaurant for their green beans. When we decided to move far far away from this fancy Chinese restaurant I went one last time to try to dissect this dish. I cracked the code in two seconds. I could have been making them at home all along. Quit spending so much money eating out! It's easy y'all.
1. Slightly blanched green beans (keep them crisp)
3.shoyu- soy sauce
Get your pan or wok pretty hot, but not smoking hot.
Add some olive oil, green beans
and then a lot of chopped garlic
stir it until the garlic is golden only.
AS SOON AS GARLIC TURNS GOLDEN
Add several splashes of shoyu (that's soy sauce for those of you who don't speak Hawaiian)
Viola! You made the same thing as the restaurant and you paid 10 dollars less.
This has become my all-time favorite recipe. SO EASY. SO AMAZING. Try it. I guarantee you will love it.