Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Green Beans with Sesame Dressing


A question which often plagues parents at dinner time, is how to create appeal to a vegetable staple like green beens? Well as a father, this version of green beans will be devoured by your wife. Imagine the best oriental green beans you have tasted at home.
This recipe is courtesy of Kathleen Daelemans' cooking book, Getting Thin and Loving Food.

Ingredients:

1 lb fresh green beans, trimmed

1/4 cup soy sauce

3 tablespoons light brown sugar

1 teaspoon sesame seeds

Steps:

1. Boil green beans in a large pot of water over high heat for 5 minutes, or until al dente. Drain green beans in colander in sink, and set aside.

2. While the green beans are boiling, toast the sesame seeds in a nonstick pan or wok over meduim high heat for about 3 minutes until lightly golden in color. Then place sesame seeds in small bowl till ready to use later.

3. In large nonstick pan or wok, heat soy sauce and brown sugar, stirring until sugar is dissolved.

4. Add green beans, toss until well coated, cook until sauce thickens slightly - about 2 minutes.

5. Add sesame seeds, toss once more, and serve.





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