Green Beans with Sesame Dressing

Serves 8

  • ½ cup white sesame seeds
  • ¾ ounces soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 ounce dashi or water
  • 1 pound fresh green beans

1.  Toast sesame seeds in a dry sauté pan, moving frequently to prevent burning.

2.  Using a spice grinder or and mortar and pestle, grind seeds to a paste.  Mix in the soy and sugar.  Thin with a bit of water or dashi.  Reserve.

3.  Wash green beans and trim off ends.  Cut into 1-inch lengths.  Blanch in salted, boiling water until al dente.  Drain the green beans and shock in cold water.  Drain again.

4.  Mix green beans with sesame dressing.

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