Monday, June 14, 2010

Sesame Green Beans

Curtis and I loved these. The kids didn't. I didn't expect them to. I was just fine with that too.

Sesame Green Beans
adapted from Williams-Sonoma Cooking from the Farmer's Market

1 1/2 T sesame seeds, toasted
1 lb green beans, trimmed and cut into 1 - 2" lengths
1 1/2 T canola oil
2 T ginger, peeled and minced
1 garlic clove, minced
1 serrano chile, minced (optional)
1 t sesame oil
1/3 c fresh cilantro, chopped (optional)

Cook the green beans in a large pan of boiling water for 5 minutes, or until tender. Drain and rinse with cold water. Set aside. In large frying pan over medium high heat, heat oil. Add ginger, garlic, and serrano (if using) and saute for 30 seconds. Add the bean and salt to taste, toss to coat, and cook until heated through. Stir in toasted sesame seeds. Remove from heat and add sesame oil and cilantro. Serve.

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