Quick and easy! Green beans boiled and tossed with spicy orange marmalade sauce to glaze
- 3/4 pound to 1 pound of green beans, tough ends snipped off and discarded
- 1/3 cup sweet orange marmalade
- 1 1/2 teaspoons soy sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon sriracha
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.
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.
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.