Garlic Shiitake Green Beans

Garlic Shiitake Green Beans

8 reviews, 4 star(s). 100% would make again

Ready in 30 minutes

These are so good I could eat them as a main course.

"I love this recipe - really great way to spruce up simple blanched green beans.

I made this with white button mushrooms though and it came out great! I also boiled the garlic with the green beans before cooking them with the mushrooms. This really brings out the sweetness of the garlic and removes some of the pungency. "

Ingredients

1.5 pound Green Beans; (strings and ends removed)
1 cup Shiitake mushrooms; dried and reconstituted, 4 inch pieces
4 strips Bacon
2 tablespoons Butter
1 pinch Dried basil
1 pinch Red pepper flakes
10 cloves Garlic; peeled (I halved really large cloves)
1 pinch Dried Oregano

Original recipe makes 4 Servings

Servings  

Preparation

Before starting fill a large bowl with about 10 ice cubes and water (leave room to add green beans).

In saucepan bring 6 cups water to boil, add some salt to the water. Add fresh green beans. Boil until tender but not overcooked. When tender drain in colander and shock green beans by immediately submerging into ice water. This will prevent overcooking and retain bright green color. Remove after about 30 seconds to 1 minute and drain in colander.

In large heavy skillet, cook bacon until almost crisp and remove from pan.

Reserve 2-3 Tbsp of grease (add olive oil if you need more to equal this amount or remove extra bacon grease).

Add 1 T butter with cloves of garlic and mushrooms.

Continue cooking until garlic becomes tan but not brown (be careful not to overcook the garlic as it will become bitter).

Mash garlic into oil with a fork. Add remaining butter, green beans, herbs, pepper flakes and bacon...(all other ingredients).

Toss until green beans have been coated and are reheated.

Serve immediately.

Notes

I've made this from frozen baby whole green beans when I didn't have fresh on hand. They are excellent. I steamed the green beans until They were still firm and crunchy and I skipped the ice water step. They were still excellent. I also melted in 1 T of butter with the green beans that I steamed before adding them to the fry pan.

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Annegriggs 11m ago

My new favorite green bean recipe. Yum!! To save a buck I do canned mushrooms drained. This is the second time I'm using this recipe in a week.
christi4179 1y ago

I love this recipe - really great way to spruce up simple blanched green beans. I made this with white button mushrooms though and it came out great! I also boiled the garlic with the green beans before cooking them with the mushrooms. This really brings out the sweetness of the garlic and removes some of the pungency.
Priya2012 4y ago

Will make again. Made w/o bacon, will add a dash of soy next time?
MrsChanDon 4y ago

Very good, needs more garlic in my opinion.. :)
MarsBar2003 4y ago

[I made edits to this recipe.]
JCSM-Mom 8y ago

[I made edits to this recipe.]
JCSM-Mom 8y ago

I've made this from frozen baby whole green beans when I didn't have fresh on hand. They are excellent. I steamed the green beans until they were still firm and crunchy and skipped the ice water step. They we still excellent. I also melted in 1 T of butter with the green beans that I steamed before adding them to the fry pan. [I posted this recipe.]
JCSM-Mom 8y ago

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