WHAT YOU'LL NEED:
5-6 garlic cloves, thinly sliced lengthwise into disks1.5 lbs green beans, trimmed2 Tbs preferred oil with high smoke point (like coconut or avocado) 2 Tbs fresh squeezed lime juice3 heaping Tbs Miso * 1 Tbs Agave nectar or Maple syrup1/4 cup chopped cilantro
pinch each of flaky salt, pepper, and Sriracha or crushed red pepper flakes
*I used brown rice miso because it’s what I had on hand, but white is fine too
WHAT YOU'LL DO:
Mix the lime juice, miso and agave or maple in a small bowl to make a paste and set aside.
Heat the oil in a large flat bottomed skillet over medium high heat and then add in the green beans in as close as a single layer as you can acheive. Let them cook, without moving them in the pan so they begin to blister. Even though it is tempting, don’t shake the pan or move the beans around, because they need time to char. After 2-3 mins, toss them again so they redistribute and a second round of beans have an opportunity to blister at the bottom of the pan. Add in the sliced garlic, and continue to cook the green beans and garlic together, tossing every 2-3 mins for perhaps a total of 10 or until the beans all have numerous blistered, blackened spots but are still al-dente. Remove the green beans from the heat, and toss with the miso mixture, coating evenly. Transfer to serving platter, and top with cilantro, fresh cracked black pepper, flake salt, and chili flakes. Enjoy immediately!