Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Green Beans Go the Way of Chrysanthemum Greens

The green beans are starting to roll in, and the farmers graced me with a huge bundle recently. Their advice? Try whipping them up in the same way as shungiku. So, that night I did just that, and the resulting dish disappeared in seconds flat. Quite possibly a new favorite (and pathetically easy) way to eat green beans. (Although, Maan's green beans undoubtedly remain my other favorite.)

Green Beans ala Takashi Farm
1 bunch of green beans
2 tablespoons sesame seeds
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons sugar

Cut the beans into bite size pieces and plop in water that's come to a good rolling boil for two minutes and thirty seconds. (Any longer and you've got mushy beans, which frankly, is a turn-off.) Drain, mix with the remaining ingredients, chill, gobble.

My plan for next time is to perhaps add some pressed garlic, ginger, or chillis. My mouth is watering even now!

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