Green Beans with Sesame Dressing

いんげん豆の胡麻和え

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Preparation info

  • Serves:

    4

    • Difficulty

      Easy

    • Ready in

      20 min

Appears in

Japanese Food Made Easy

Japanese Food Made Easy

By Aya Nishimura

Published 2020

  • About

Sesame seeds are one of Japan’s most fundamental ingredients. Toasted sesame seeds are widely available, but I recommend lightly re-toasting them to boost the aroma and flavour – it will make a significant difference to the dish.

Ingredients

Fresh

  • 400 g (14 oz) green beans, trimmed

Method

Gently toast the sesame seeds in a small frying pan over low heat, shaking the pan from time to time to prevent burning. As soon as you hear the sesame seeds popping, take the pan off the heat and leave them to cool down.

Transfer the sesame seeds to a suribachi or mortar and coarsely grind them. Add the brown sugar and soy sauce and mix until the sugar has dissolved.

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