Sesame Green Beans (Ingen no goma-miso ae)

Ingen no goma-miso ae

Sesame Green Beans (Ingen no goma-miso ae)
Your rating: None Average: 4.1 (9 votes)
Author: tess
Date: 3-5-11
Servings: 2-4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
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This washoku (traditional style) Japanese recipe is utterly simple -- fresh, still crisp beans mix with the earthy flavor of miso and sesame for a quick and excellent side dish.

Recipe Ingredients:

  • large handful fresh green beans
  • salt
  • 1 tbsp miso paste
  • 1 tbsp roasted sesame seeds and some for sprinkling as a garnish
  • 1 tsp sugar, or more to taste
  • splash of warm water or dashi, if you have it

Recipe Steps:

  • Wash the green beans and trim the ends. Bring a pot of water (just enough to cover the beans) and add a little salt. Bring the water to a boil and toss the beans in for just a minute or so. Quickly remove and wash with cold water and let cool in a strainer.
  • Meanwhile, roast the sesame seeds on a nonstick pan -- they're ready when they start popping. Grind to a rough paste using a mortar and pestle.
  • Combine the sesame paste with the rest of the ingredients, taste and adjust.
  • Chop beans in half or into 1-2" segments. Mix with the sauce paste thoroughly. Dole out into individual servings in small dishes and garnish with sesame seeds.

Serving Size: 2-4
Preparation Time: 15 minutes

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