Oven Roasted Green Beans with Garlic Soy Glaze1 pound green beans, trimmed2 tablespoons olive oil1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
Garlic sauce2 teaspoons olive oil4 cloves garlic, sliced2 tablespoons soy sauce, or tamari for a gluten-free option1 tablespoon chicken stock, or rice wine, or water1 tablespoon sugar1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
Preheat oven to 230 degrees C (450 F).Dry the green beans thoroughly with a paper towel. Spread onto the baking sheet. Pour on olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Toss to mix well. Shake the pan and use a pair of tongs to arrange the green beans into a single layer, to ensure even roasting.
Bake for 12 minutes, until browned and almost tender.
While baking the green beans, prepare the garlic sauce. Mix soy sauce, chicken stock, sugar, and cornstarch in a small bowl.
Heat the olive oil in a small saucepan over medium heat until warm. Add garlic. Stir for a minute or until fragrant. Add the soy sauce mixture. Let cook until boiling. Stir and cook until the sauce thickens.
Pour the sauce over the green beans. Toss to mix well. Place them back into the oven and let bake for another 2 to 4 minutes, until the sauce is caramelized.
Serve warm as a side dish.