Girl and the Goat Magic Beans

These Girl and the Goat Magic Beans taste just like beans you can get in the Chicago restaurant. Perfectly crisp, flavorful and ready in no time. Flavored with fish sauce vinaigrette and sautéed with crunchy cashews. 

These Girl and the Goat Magic Beans taste just like beans you can get in the Chicago restaurant. Perfectly crisp, flavorful and ready in no time. Flavored with fish sauce vinaigrette and sautéed with crunchy cashews.

About a week ago I spent a few days in Chicago with my blogger friends Gina, Julie and Rachel. We ate our way through the windy city and I’m here to report their food scene is on fleek. Seriously, I would happily hop on a plane and go back just for the food. The first meal we had in Chicago was at The Purple Pig and I feel in LOVE with their crispy pigs ears paired with crispy kale, pickled peppers and topped with a fried duck egg.

It was seriously orgasmic.

Can I say that? Am I allowed to say that?

Sure, why not. It’s my blog. 

These Girl and the Goat Magic Beans taste just like beans you can get in the Chicago restaurant. Perfectly crisp, flavorful and ready in no time. Flavored with fish sauce vinaigrette and sautéed with crunchy cashews.

My second favorite meal was at Girl and the Goat. There were five of us for dinner {Laura of the blog Blogging Over Thyme joined us…she is the best!} so we ordered 10 different dishes. While there were some dishes I loved more than others NOTHING we ordered was not delicious. Earlier that day Erin from Well Plated told us to get the green beans. So when they were delivered I was thinking to myself “these better be some really good beans to win me over.”

Ummmm these beans are ahhhhhhhmazing. They have a bit of an Asian flair but don’t overwhelm you with the flavor of soy or fish sauce. It’s the perfect combination of crunchy beans mixed with savory flavor and drizzled with creamy aioli. I’m not normally one to go gaga over vegetables but I could totally go face deep in a giant plate of this every week.

Plus you get to throw in tons of crunchy cashews.

You know you love that.

These Girl and the Goat Magic Beans taste just like beans you can get in the Chicago restaurant. Perfectly crisp, flavorful and ready in no time. Flavored with fish sauce vinaigrette and sautéed with crunchy cashews.

So obviously when I got back from Chicago the first thing I did {after hugging and kissing my hubs of course} is recreate these beans. I used 2 pounds of beans in this recipe and ate almost all of them for lunch. I was so full after this photo shoot that I went and took a nap.

Mmmmmmm green bean naps.

It’s like the healthiest type of food induced nap I’ll ever take.

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Girl and the Goat Magic Beans

These Girl and the Goat Magic Beans taste just like beans you can get in the Chicago restaurant. Perfectly crisp, flavorful and ready in no time. Flavored with fish sauce vinaigrette and sautéed with crunchy cashews.

Yield: 6 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients:

Green bean dressing:

  • 1/3 cup fish sauce
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha
  • 1 teaspoon grated garlic
  • 1/4 cup olive oil

Green bean aioli: 

  • 1/4 cup green bean dressing
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise

Green beans: 

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 pounds fresh green beans, tops trimmed
  • 1 small shallot, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup whole cashews

Directions:

Green bean dressing:

In the container of a blender add fish sauce, lemon juice, soy sauce, mustard, sriracha and grated garlic. Start blending and stream in olive oil until combined and vinaigrette like in consistency. Set aside.

Green bean aioli:

In a small bowl whisk together some of the green bean dressing and mayonnaise. The mixture will be loose.

Green beans:

In a large saute pan set over medium high heat add olive oil. Once the oil is hot add in beans, shallots and most of the leftover green bean sauce. You don't want to boil your beans so don't add too much dressing.

Sautee until just soft and add in cashews. Continue cooking until desired doneness.

Once cooked add to a large plate and drizzle with green bean aioli.

*If you mixture runs out of sauce while cooking simply add a little more so the beans don't burn. However, you're not cooking the beans for too long since you want them to have a bit of a snap left to them.

39 Responses to “Girl and the Goat Magic Beans”

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    Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness — July 6, 2015 at 7:44 am

    Your trip looked SO FUN! I was dying over all the eats on IG!
    And these beans? ANYTHING with cashews steals my heart, so these beans are doing just that. WHICH I never thought I would say about green beans.
    Pinned!

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — July 6, 2015 at 7:52 am

    I miss the food we had! I wish we could blink our eyes like Jeannie and snap ourselves back to Chicago for another meal! 😉

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    Amy Stafford — July 6, 2015 at 7:53 am

    This aioli and dressing mix is AWESOME! I can not wait to try it our, on all my veggies.

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    Judy@ImBoredLetsGo — July 6, 2015 at 8:12 am

    How fun to get together with other blogging friends and enjoy amazing food together! I love green beans and this recipe sounds amazing…pinning it to try soon!

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    Julie @ Texan New Yorker — July 6, 2015 at 8:39 am

    These look and sound fantastic! I love any recipe from Stephanie Izard. Eating at her restaurant is a must for me next time I’m in Chicago. Of course, who the heck knows when that will be, but still! I’ll get there eventually! In the meantime, I’ll make these beans at home. 🙂

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    Sonya — July 6, 2015 at 8:40 am

    Sorry! I meant 1/3 CUP of fish sauce?

    • nutmegnanny replied: — July 6th, 2015 @ 9:13 am

      Yes, sorry! I fixed it 🙂

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    pam (Sidewalk Shoes) — July 6, 2015 at 8:48 am

    Sounds like fun! and these beans look amazing!

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    Marla Meridith — July 6, 2015 at 8:49 am

    These beans look amazing! Love that sauce 🙂

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    Christie — July 6, 2015 at 8:58 am

    Ohh! I have been wanting to go to the Girl & Goat forever. We have one night in Chicago next month and they were already booked! I could have cried. At least I can make this awesome dish at home and dream of going.

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    Renee - Kudos Kitchen — July 6, 2015 at 9:06 am

    I’ve eaten at the Purple Pig but have yet to eat at The Girl & Goat. These green beans sound heavenly. That sauce. Those cashews. I think I’m in love!

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    Katie @ Recipe for Perfection — July 6, 2015 at 9:12 am

    A green bean nap! Now there’s a new concept! Glad you had a good time and found a new dish you enjoy.

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    Erin@WellPlated — July 6, 2015 at 10:03 am

    YES!!! So so glad you ordered the beans! Aren’t they life changing? Thanks for hacking the recipe so I can relive that dreamy dinner.
    PS. See you soon (!!)

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    Jeff the Chef — July 6, 2015 at 10:49 am

    Thanks for the recipe. Glad you enjoyed Chicago!

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    christine — July 6, 2015 at 11:45 am

    Oh holy heck I want to devour an entire platter of these! I’m excited that I have green beans ready for picking out of the garden today! I love all these flavors!

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    Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch — July 6, 2015 at 1:11 pm

    I love green beans, but let me tell ‘ya – these look ah-mazing! I’m craving them already! Sounds like a fun trip! xo

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    Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats — July 6, 2015 at 3:56 pm

    girl i am going to chicago in november the food scene there is unreal, cannot wait! These green beans sound incredible! Cannot wait to make them at home!

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    Jeanette | Jeanette's Healthy Living — July 6, 2015 at 8:08 pm

    These beans and that sauce sounds amazing – can’t wait to give a whirl. I love recreating restaurant dishes at home.

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    Kellie @ The Suburban Soapbox — July 6, 2015 at 8:09 pm

    The healthiest food coma ever. I’ve never been to any of those restaurants even though I would travel to Chicago often for business, I mostly ate at the airport but I’ll definitely be trying these beans and pretending that I got to experience more than airport cuisine in the windy city.

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    Meg @ The Housewife in Training Files — July 6, 2015 at 9:05 pm

    Oh my gosh. I would devour this whole plate too. And that restaurant I totally wanted to go to there and after seeing these, I am about a book an inpromto trip to Chicago. Meet me there? Mkay good!

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    Nancy P.@THEBITTERSIDEOFSWEET — July 6, 2015 at 10:17 pm

    That sounds like such a fun time! And these beans are totally rocking! Love them!

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    Ginny McMeans — July 7, 2015 at 12:23 am

    I am so glad you brought this home with your from Chicago. It sounds absolutely amazing and the cashews are a great addition.

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    Martha @ A Family Feast — July 7, 2015 at 10:46 am

    I love Chicago!! These beans sound fantastic – such great flavors! Definitely going on my must-try list!

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    Aimee @ like mother like daughter — July 7, 2015 at 2:03 pm

    Green beans are one of my favorite veggies in the world and these really doing look amazing. Must try!

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    Heather | girlichef — July 7, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    These beans do look absolutely heavenly. I’m a sucker for cashews. It’s such a shame that I live so ridiculously close to Chicago, yet have never eaten at either of those restaurants. Just the description has me hungry!

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    Andi @ The Weary Chef — July 7, 2015 at 3:08 pm

    I love Chinese green beans but have never had any like these. I’d love to try this recipe!

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    Jennie @onesweetmess — July 7, 2015 at 3:56 pm

    The food scene in Chicago is on point. I had the best lunch at The Purple Pig when I was there in May. I’m already planning my next trip! These beans sound amazing. Pinned.

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    Cookin Canuck — July 7, 2015 at 6:37 pm

    Okay, I have to try these! Fish sauce, sriracha, soy sauce…you’re speaking my language. And now I need to go to Chicago just to eat!

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    Katerina @ Diethood — July 7, 2015 at 8:57 pm

    That place rocks as well as those beans!! YUM! Isn’t Chicago the best?!

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    Joanne — July 8, 2015 at 9:10 am

    I don’t think I’ve ever been so attracted to green beans in my life!

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    Kirsten/ComfortablyDomestic — July 8, 2015 at 10:29 am

    Girl and the Goat never disappoints, and these green beans are definitely proof of that. So many flavors jazzing up those little green lovelies!

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    Ann Baker — July 10, 2015 at 10:43 am

    You made some great choices. Purple Pig, especially, is one of my favorite places. Lived in Chicago my entire life and have to agree we’re blessed with an incredible food community. Come back soon!! (just not in the winter)

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    Josée — May 2, 2017 at 9:05 am

    Hello! Delicious recipe. This is our favorite dish when we go to G&G. My hubby just gobbled it up! I typically use Hain’s Safflower mayo for everything. I think the flavor was a bit strong this time for mayo. What brand do you use? Thanks!

    • nutmegnanny replied: — May 15th, 2017 @ 10:36 pm

      Hi Josee! Aren’t those beans the BEST! I usually use Hellmann’s mayo 🙂

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