Garlic Soy Oven Roasted Green Beans

"Try using this method to cook green beans for Thanksgiving this year and say goodbye to dull tasting side dishes! "
-- @omnivorescookbook

Oven Roasted Green Beans with Garlic Soy Glaze

1 pound green beans, trimmed
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt

Garlic sauce
2 teaspoons olive oil
4 cloves garlic, sliced
2 tablespoons soy sauce, or tamari for a gluten-free option
1 tablespoon chicken stock, or rice wine, or water
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 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.