3 to 4as a vegetable dish.
By Irene Kuo
These brilliantly green beans are firm but tender and subtly aromatic of garlic. There is no ginger taste. The piece of ginger is not meant to season; it is used to eliminate the faint raw taste of grass often found with green beans when they are just lightly cooked and seasoned.
Smash the garlic sharply with the flat of a cleaver or a wide, heavy knife; then slip off the peel. You’ll find that this simple action makes peeling garlic very simple.
From a knob of ginger, slice off