Sriracha Orange Glazed Green Beans

Quick and easy! Green beans boiled and tossed with spicy orange marmalade sauce to glaze

  • Prep time: 5 minutes
  • Cook time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 3/4 pound to 1 pound of green beans, tough ends snipped off and discarded
  • Salt
  • 1/3 cup sweet orange marmalade
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1/2¬†teaspoon sriracha

Method

1 Boil green beans in salted water: Fill a 4 quart pot half-way with water. Add 2 teaspoons of salt. Bring water to a boil. Place green beans in the boiling water. Cook for 5 minutes, or until the green beans are just tender.

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If your green beans are fresh and young, they should cook quickly. If they are older tougher beans, they may take longer than 5 minutes to cook.

When the are just cooked to the point of tenderness, remove the pot from heat and strain out the hot water.

Place the beans into a bowl of icy water to quickly stop the cooking and then place them in a large bowl.

2 Mix marmalade, soy sauce, Sriracha: While the beans are cooking stir together in a small bowl the orange marmalade, soy sauce, and Sriracha hot sauce. Taste and adjust proportions to your taste.

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If you are using a marmalade that isn't particularly sweet, you may want to add a teaspoon or two of sugar. If you are using soy sauce that isn't very salty, you may want to add a little more soy sauce. Add more Sriracha to taste if you would like the sauce spicier.

3 Toss cooked green beans with sauce: Add the marmalade sauce to the cooked green beans and toss to coat.

Serve immediately.