"I discovered this dish at my mother-in-law's house during a family holiday buffet. Her being Japanese, she had many friends who brought wonderful Japanese dishes, and this was and has remained one of my favorites. It's light and fresh any time of the year." — Cooking_Muse
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1 1/2 teaspoons
fresh green beans, washed
toasted sesame seeds
Delicious, pretty and different. I found I needed to cover the pan a few minutes to ensure the beans were cooked crisp-tender before they would turn too brown. I finished these with a dribble of toasted sesame seed oil at the end which really enhanced the flavor, and I believe this would have been kind of boring without it. These were so good and flavorful that this is one of those rare occasions where the addition of garlic wouldn't necessarily have made this any better.
Substituted plain green beans for Japanese edamame soy beans. However, mine turned out a little salty, so I think I will cut back on the soy sauce for next time.
Very easy and delicious. Everyone at Thanksgiving dinner loved it. You can substitute asparagus for the green beans and sliced or slivered toasted almonds for the sesame seeds.
I used thawed, frozen green beans and it worked, but would have been better with fresh. I also added a clove of minced garlic to the oil with the green beans and it was exactly what I was looking for, YUMMY! UPDATE: I wanted this again, but had no green beans so I used broccoli instead and it was equally delicious (although I used a little more soy sauce & sesame oil since they soaked it right up)!
We really enjoyed this tasty dish. I did add some fresh garlic to it and some sliced fresh mushrooms. Because of personal time constraints, I actually undercooked the dish at first, chilled it, and we ate it later, just heated it up in the microwave and it was excellent. Steams well in the microwave for about 2 minutes in a bowl covered with plastic wrap. Thanks for sharing the recipe!
Very good! A nice change from same old green beans. Be sure to use regular soy sauce as the mild lower salt left them a little boring.
very good recipe. added 3 cloves of garlic when sauteeing as well as red pepper flakes for some heat. thanks!
Loved it..used frozen green beans and half the oils I toasted the sesame seeds first and tossed the beans in gave it a nutttier flavor.. =0)
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Japanese-Style Sesame Green Beans
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 59
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