Toasted Sesame String Beans

Fresh String Beans

1 1/2 pounds fresh string beans

1 tablespoon water

1/4 cup toasted sesame oil

1 teaspoon salt or soy sauce (to taste)

toasted sesame seeds

1. Either using a knife or your fingers, remove the ends of the string beans. Rinse lightly. Drain. There should be a little bit of water left in the bowl (about 1 tablespoon).

2. Pour toasted sesame oil over the beans, add soy sauce or salt to taste, and toss the beans in the mixture.

3. Put the beans in a heat-proof dish, and cover with plastic wrap. Steam in the microwave for 3-4 minutes.

4. Remove carefully from the microwave and take off the plastic wrap. Sprinkle toasted sesame seeds over the top of the beans, and serve hot or at room temperature.

© Nina Simonds 2008

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