Do you ever wake up and say, “I really feel the need to barbecue green beans”? Yay me neither. If fact I don’t really love green beans but I hate to waste them and I had a giant bag of fresh green beans and a few oranges sitting around. And voila Haricot Verts l’orange was born. Please don’t judge my terrible French or my so not sexy recipe. Hopefully my peeps at Fiesta Friday will enjoy a taste.
Wash and snap the ends from the green beans. Zest an orange. Combine orange zest, 1 fresh squeezed juice of one orange, 1 garlic glove minced, 1 tablespoon of sesame oil, 2 tablespoons of reduced sodium soy sauce, and a dash of red pepper flakes in a bowl. Toss green beans in the sauce and let sit 15 minutes or so.
Place beans in a grill basket and grill over low direct heat until lightly charred and crisp tender. Serve with grilled salmon, salad and fresh fruit.