My Most Modern Hoisin Green Beans

I was the luckiest host on earth when I found out that all I had to prepare was green beans and drinks for our Chinese Cooking night. After hosting a party the night before at Elsewhere, it was a much-needed break for shopping and chopping. Considering the overall arching theme of modern cuisine, I went straight for a recipe in Sara Forster’s cookbook for Hoisin Green beans. I’ve made a variation on this recipe before but liked the addition of orange juice in the sauce. The beans are sweeter than you would imagine but a really unique dish to serve with any dinner – authentic or not!

Sara Foster’s Hoisin Green Beans:

  • 1.5 pounds of green beans
  • 1/3 cup hoisin sauce
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • juice of 1 orange
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • sesame seeds for garnish

Heat the over to 400 degrees. Combine the hoisin, soy, oil and orange juice. Coat over the green beans. Season with salt and pepper (be mindful of the sodium in the soy sauce). Roast for 15 minutes or until cooked though. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.

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