Teriyaki Green Beans are a simple side dish that I always prepare with my Ginger Sesame Tuna Steak. The green beans are fried in a combination of canola oil and a little sesame oil for flavor. At the end of cooking, I add a splash of Teryaki sauce and a sprinkling of sesame seeds. The Teriyaki green beans are delicious, healthy and a great side for my seared tuna steaks.
This is an excellent recipe if you are new to Asian cooking, particularly Japanese food. Japanese cooking can be intimidating and scares away many a good cook. Yes, I’ll admit I’m a terrible sushi chef and doubt that will ever improve. However, this Teriyaki Green Bean recipe is very easy and should not worry you at all.
I use a store-bought Teriyaki sauce in my green bean recipe. However, most Teriyaki sauces are made with regular high-sodium soy sauce. The good news is, if you want low-sodium Teriyaki sauce, the recipe is simple and you can make it yourself. Teriyaki sauce is made with soy sauce, honey, garlic, and ginger, and takes only a few minutes to prepare.
Don’t be intimidated by Asian cooking. My Teriyaki Green Beans are a great beginner recipe and a wonderful introduction to Japanese cooking.
Teriyaki Green Beans Ingredients
- Green Beans: Fresh green beans are a must in this recipe, I leave them whole, only trimming the stem off. Green beans are a great source of vitamins and minerals and only take a few minutes to cook.
- Teriyaki Sauce: I use a good quality store-bought Teriyaki sauce. However, this is a simple sauce, with only a few ingredients; Soy sauce, ginger, garlic, and honey. As a matter of fact, it isn’t difficult to make your own if you feel adventurous.
- Sesame Oil and Sesame Seeds: Sesame oil has a nutty aroma and taste. It is used sparingly in this marinade, a little goes a long way. The seeds reinforce the sesame flavor and add great visual appeal to the green beans.
- Canola Oil: This oil is used for initially frying the green beans. As well as, It has a neutral flavor and can take high-heat.
Here is my Teriyaki Green Bean recipe
Teriyaki Green Beans
- 12 Ounces Green Beans Fresh
- 1 Tablespoon Canola Oil
- 1 Teaspoon Sesame Oil
- 1/3 Cup Teriyaki Sauce
- 2 Teaspoons Sesame Seeds
- Trim the stem ends of the green beans
- Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add canola oil, sesame oil, and green beans. Cover and saute for 5 minutes.
- Add the Teriyaki sauce and sesame seeds, toss to coat evenly and continue to saute for 5 more minutes.