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May 28, 2012: Green Beans-Japanese Style

May 28, 2012

A very fast, simple and healthy Japanese-style recipe for green beans.

Prepare dressing: toast [in an dry iron or non-stick pan, over medium heat; stirring often] 1/4C. white sesame seeds and then grind with a mortar and pestle (or a surabachi if you have one.) Add 1 Tblsp. mirin+3 Tblsp. each broth (or dashi) and shoyu. Mix well.

Slice 1 (mild) red pepper thin.

Bring 1 Qt. H2O+1Tblsps. sal de mer to a boil. Wash and trim ends of your green beans and  add to the boiling H2O and cook for no more than two minutes. Drain in a colander.

Serve beans topped with pepper slices and dressing.

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