GREEN BEANS WITH SESAME SAUCE

Lynn Dine

By
@diner524

A recipe I found while searching for Japanese recipes for our Culinary Quest. This is from "Everyday Harumi", by Japanese cookbook author Harumi Kurihara. This recipe was found on the Saveur website for Japanese cuisine.

Rating:
★★★★★ 4 votes
Comments:
Serves:
6
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
20 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

1⁄2 cup sesame seeds, toasted
1⁄4 cup soy sauce
2 tbsp. sugar
kosher salt, to taste
1 lb. green beans, trimmed
2 tbsp. rice vinegar
2 tbsp. finely chopped scallions
2 tsp. minced fresh ginger

Step-By-Step

1In a spice grinder or a mortar, finely grind 6 tbsp. sesame seeds. Transfer to a small food processor. Add remaining sesame seeds, soy sauce, and sugar; process into a paste. Set aside.
2Bring an 8-qt. pot of salted water to a boil. Add beans; cook until crisp-tender, about 4 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer beans to a large bowl of ice water; let chill. Drain and dry beans. Whisk vinegar, scallions, and ginger with reserved sesame paste in a bowl; add beans and toss.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Japanese