This red and green dish is especially nice at Christmas. The ingredients sound a little odd, but the peanuts and soy give it a bit of an Oriental taste. I have always received compliments on this.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
12 hrs
total:
12 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a small saucepan over low heat melt butter with lemon juice and soy sauce. Stir in garlic and cook for about 10 minutes. Refrigerate overnight.

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  • Place green beans in a steamer over 1 inch of boiling water, and cover. Cook until tender but still crisp, about 10 minutes. Drain.

  • Heat butter mixture and pour over beans. Stir in pimentos and peanuts. Toss and serve.

Nutrition Facts

297 calories; protein 7.7g; carbohydrates 18g; fat 24.5g; cholesterol 40.7mg; sodium 365.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2009
Hubs and I both enjoyed these a lot! The pimiento is a nice addition but I couldn't bring myself to add the peanuts which just didn't sound appealing. Rather than steaming the beans I nuked them while I had the butter/soy mixture on the stove. I didn't bother refrigerating it overnight and I don't see how doing that would have necessarily been an improvement. Very pretty and nicely flavored. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
05/29/2003
Too much garlic soy sauce is overpowering and the peanuts were the worst thing of all. We tried this recipe because it sounded interesting however out of a whole family of "we'll try anything" eaters-NOBODY liked this absolutely nobody. Sorry! Read More
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18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2009
Hubs and I both enjoyed these a lot! The pimiento is a nice addition but I couldn't bring myself to add the peanuts which just didn't sound appealing. Rather than steaming the beans I nuked them while I had the butter/soy mixture on the stove. I didn't bother refrigerating it overnight and I don't see how doing that would have necessarily been an improvement. Very pretty and nicely flavored. Read More
(19)
Rating: 1 stars
05/29/2003
Too much garlic soy sauce is overpowering and the peanuts were the worst thing of all. We tried this recipe because it sounded interesting however out of a whole family of "we'll try anything" eaters-NOBODY liked this absolutely nobody. Sorry! Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2003
I used fewer pimentos and about 1/2 the amount of soy sauce and raw peanuts to cut down on the salt content and they were still delicious Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2005
The family LOVED this recipe. I used pine nuts instead of peanuts (because my husband ate the peanuts the night before!). It was pretty tasty and perfect on the seasoning. Great small of garlic too. Excellent recipe thanks!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/30/2010
Simple and pretty colors for the holiday table. This was a hit for the whole family. Just wish there was a way to make the sauce stick to the beans. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/15/2012
The flavor of these over all was really very good. I cut the butter lemon & soy in half and still used more than 2 lbs of green beans. Even cutting the sauce in half it was still too much sauce for us. I didn't have pimentos so I used red bell pepper diced small. Hubby LOVED the addition of peanuts. I have some left over sauce and will try it on broccoli tomorrow. Thanks for an inspiring recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2007
This recipe is excellent. I used just 1/2 a cup of chopped peanuts and it was more than enough. Everyone raved over this dish and asked for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2005
Got raves at the Thanksgiving dinner with this recipe and requests to make it again at Christmas. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/16/2013
Simple and great tasting! My husband hates pimentos but asked for seconds of this recipe! I didn't use soy sauce or salt and added walnuts. I steamed the veggies in the microwave and then heated the mixture in the microwave so it was extremely simple to combine and eat. Yummy will definitely make again! Read More
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