Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Stir Fried Green Beans

Last night, after I finished playing around with my hyacinth arrangements, I decided I needed to come up with some new recipes for you all. So, after lighting the fire, putting on some snugly pyjamas and thick socks - it was really chilly last night - I grabbed my note book and got scribbling......

And the net result is that at lunch time today I'm heading off to the fishmongers, the butchers and the deli to pick up loads of ingredients and after work I'm off to the supermarket for all the rest. Last night I was looking through my store cupboards and felt a bit like 'old mother hubbard' so it's going to be a big shop tonight........and hopefully you will see the results over the next few weeks if all goes to plan....

However, today your getting something I made last week. I'm on a bit of a 'green bean craving' at the moment, I seem to be adding them to everything and last week I decided to do a simple stir fry with green beans taking the staring role. When stir fry it mentioned everyone always thinks Chinese but it doesn't have to be. This recipe is probably more Mediterranean than anything else......

Recipe - serves 2

220g packet of Green Beans - trimmed and washed
2 chicken breast - sliced into thick strips
1 red onion - sliced
1 red chilli - deseeded and roughly chopped
Olive oil
1 lemon
2 teaspoons Thai sweet chilli sauce
1 clove garlic - crushed
and a little sun dried tomato paste - about half a teaspoon
Soft goats cheese to finish - crumbled
salt and pepper

Heat a good slug of olive oil in your pan and add the beans, onion, chilli and chicken.

Get it all sizzling and keep it moving whilst everything cooks through. When your chicken is almost cooked add your garlic followed by the chilli sauce and tomato paste. Keep it all moving and then squeeze on the juice of half the lemon and season with salt and pepper.

Make sure all the beans and chicken are coated in the sauce and then turn out on to warmed plates.

Sprinkle over the goats cheese and serve straight away.

If your goats cheese is soft enough it will melt into the dish making it all creamy and gooey. Feta works really well if you haven't a good gooey goats cheese - but it wont melt down...and if you leave out the chicken it makes a good vegitarian dish especially if you add some strips of yellow pepper.

Have a great day
Love Lizx

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