Thursday, April 07, 2005

Sesame Green Beans

Ok, so I love everything Sesame. I even love the word. Like as in "Open Sesame" or "Sesame Street" or "Sesame Seeds" or "Sesame Oil" the list goes on. So for this weeks Carnival of the Recipes which is being hostedby Aussie Wife, I offer this easy side dish: Sesame Green Beans Ingredients 1 1/2 pounds green beans, washed and trimmed 1 tablespoon wok or vegetable oil, 1 teaspoon dark sesame oil, (several drops or a drizzle) 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds (a handful) Coarse salt Steam green beans covered in 1/2-inch boiling water for 2 minutes. Transfer beans to a colander and run under cold water. Drain well. Heat a wok shaped skillet or large nonstick frying pan over high heat. Go once-around-the-pan with wok or vegetable oil, add several drops sesame oil, and crushed pepper flakes. The pan will smoke. Add beans and stir-fry for 2 minutes. Add sesame seeds and coarse salt and toss to coat beans evenly. Enjoy with steamed rice and your favorite asian flavored meat dish, YUM!

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