Allen Creek Recipes

Ms. Miller's Green Beans

Ms. Miller is known in these parts for her inventive vegetable dishes, straightforward, hearty, and really tasty! She adapted this recipe from Fine Cooking for a staff birthday lunch this fall.


  • 1 Tbs. less-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 Tbs. honey
  • 1 Tbs. unsalted butter
  • 2 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 12 oz. green beans, trimmed
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 Tbs. minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp Sesame oil (Optional)

Mix the soy sauce, honey, sesame oil (if used), and 1 Tbs. water in a small dish and set near the stove. Set a shallow serving dish near the stove, too.

In a sauté pan, heat the butter with the olive oil over medium-high heat. When the butter and oil are melted and mixed, add the green beans and a pinch of salt salt and toss to coat well. Cook, turning occasionally, until browned, shrunken, and tender, around 7 minutes.

Reduce to low, add garlic, and cook, stirring until the garlic is softened, about 30 seconds. Add the soy mixture, and stir until the liquid reduces to a glaze that coats the beans.

Transfer the beans to the serving dish with the sauce. Serve warm.