03 December 2008

Sesame green beans

Quick, tasty meals are most convenient during the holiday season. In between working, holiday parties, baking treats, planning elaborate holiday meals and shopping for gifts, you need to eat dinner. This preparation of green beans is fast, easy, and packed with flavor. I eat these green beans often. They go great with simply grilled or broiled beef, chicken or fish. I served this batch with a fresh piece of tuna, lightly seared. Yum!

Sesame green beans
(Sorry, there are no exact measurements for this dish. I make the sauce to taste; it's better that way!)

~3-5 tablespoons soy sauce
~2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
~1 tablespoon sesame oil
~2 tablespoons honey
green beans (picked and rinsed - dry them as best you can)
sesame seeds (to taste)
olive oil

Whisk together the first 4 ingredients in a bowl; taste and adjust as necessary. Set bowl aside. Heat olive oil in a frying pan over medium high heat. When hot, add the green beans, and cook for few minutes until the beans just start to cook and are bright green. Add a splash of water to the pan (not too much - a few tablespoons is enough) and cover to steam the beans for a few minutes. Don't overcook. When the green beans are almost done, remove the cover and cook off any remaining water. Add the sauce - cook down a bit. Sprinkle liberally with sesame seeds & serve immediately.


Tom said...

I just want to say I love the photo's on your site. The chickpea photo is alive with garbanzo-ness. I might use it as my desktop wall paper for a while.

Tasty Business said...

Thanks, Tom! I love that chickpea photo too.