The local market had locally raised lamb and pork chops, so the past few nights I've been eating great. They were super cheap, better marbled than the regular cuts and man, the flavor of a good, fresh pork chop is just outta this world.
I had my brother, his family, and my best friend over tonight for dinner. We did chops and I made up some really excellent green beans. They're easy, and always a crowd pleaser:
2 tablespoons soy sauce 1 tablespoon unseasoned rice vinegar 2 teaspoons Sugar dash Hot chili flakes (to taste) 1 pound green beans (trimmed) 1 tablespoon Toasted sesame oil 2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger 2 tablespoons thinly sliced garlic
In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, vinegar, sugar and chili flakes. Set aside.
Place 1/4 cup water in a large skillet and bring to a boil over high heat. Add the green beans, cover the pan, and cook until the beans are crisp tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Uncover, and drain any water that remains in the pan.
Add the oil, ginger and garlic to the beans in the skillet and cook over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until the beans are lightly browned, about 2 minutes. Don't let the garlic burn. Add the soy mixture to the pan and cook, stirring constantly, until the sauce thickens and glazes the beans, about 2 minutes.
Transfer to a platter and serve the beans hot or at room temperature.