Spicy green beans

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15 min


4 to 6 servings

* PLUS Cooking time: 5 minutes


  • 750 g green beans
  • generous pinches salt
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 garlic cloves , minced
  • 1 anchovy , minced, or 1 tsp anchovy paste
  • 1 tsp sambal oelek , sriracha chili sauce or hot chili-garlic sauce


  • Bring a large wide saucepan partially filled with water to a boil over high heat. Meanwhile, trim beans. Once water boils, add salt and beans. Cook until tender-crisp, 3 to 5 minutes. Drain well.
  • Heat oil in a large frying pan set over medium heat. Add garlic and anchovy. Stir constantly until fragrant, 1 minutes. Add green beans and sambal oelek. Stir until beans are hot and evenly coated with sauce, 1 minutes. Great with Cornish Hens With Soy & Mustard Sauce.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 75,
  • Protein
  • 2 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 7.5 g,
  • Fat
  • 4.8 g,
  • Fibre
  • 2.9 g,
  • Sodium
  • 244 mg.

A popular dish at the trendy restaurant Feenie’s, this side dish gets a pleasant kick from hot sauce and anchovies. Not an anchovy fan? Just add a little extra salt instead.

Make Ahead

Boil beans, then immediately drain and plunge into a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking. Drain and pat dry with paper towels. Place in a resealable plastic bag and refrigerate overnight. Continue with step 2. You may need to increase cooking time to heat beans through.