Cajun Green Bean Stir-fry

Side Dish

Recipe courtesy of "Farmers Market Cookbook"

Serves 4 to 6

  • 2 lbs fresh green beans, ends trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, minced (3 - 4 cloves)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3/4 cup almonds, sliced and oven roasted
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon Cajun seasonings, divided

Note: The photo on the right approximates this dish, If you look closely you'll see it is a variation with pieces of bacon added.

Cajun Green Bean and Almond Stir-fry

 Cajun Green Bean Stir-fry

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Place beans in salted water in Dutch oven, bring to boil. Boil for 7 minutes until green beans are crisp and tender, drain. Plunge into ice water to stop the cooking process.

Dry your Dutch oven and add olive oil and sauté garlic for about 1 minute over medium heat. Add green beans and sauté another 2 or 3 minutes, give a stir. Add almonds, 3/4 teaspoon Cajun seasoning and sauté another minute, stirring occasionally.

Place beans in serving bowl and sprinkle with remaining 1/2 teaspoon Cajun seasoning.

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