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    Wok-Seared Sesame Green Beans

    Wok-Seared Sesame Green Beans. Photo by lazyme

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    27 mins

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    12 mins

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    Entered for safe-keeping. By Victoria Abbott Riccardi in March 2003 Bon Appetit. Found while exploring Cook Here and Now website.

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    1. 1
      Cook green beans in large pot of boiling water until crisp-tender, about 3 minutes. Drain.
    2. 2
      Transfer green beans to large bowl of ice water to cool. Drain again.
    3. 3
      Pat green beans dry. (Can be prepared 1 day ahead. Wrap green beans in paper towels and enclose in resealable plastic bag. Refrigerate.).
    4. 4
      Toast sesame seeds: Heat the seeds in a dry pan over medium heat, or on a sheet in a 275ºF oven, until golden and fragrant, about 5 minutes.
    5. 5
      Heat oil in heavy large wok or nonstick skillet over high heat.
    6. 6
      Add green beans and stir-fry until heated through, about 2 minutes.
    7. 7
      Add soy sauce, vinegar, sugar, and pepper. Stir-fry until sauce reduces slightly and loosely coats green beans, about 2 minutes longer.
    8. 8
      Add toasted sesame seeds and toss to coat.
    9. 9
      Transfer green bean mixture to bowl and serve.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 09, 2012


      These are even better the next day eaten cold! I know that sounds strange, but its true. Made these last night to go along with some wonderful steaks, and they tasted okay, but not great. But today at lunch pulled them out and tossed them onto a salad as a garnish....fantastic! Thanks for sharing!

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    • on March 24, 2009


      I think I have a new favorite way of making and eating green beans! I'm a huge fan of sesame oil & seeds, so I knew I'd probably enjoy this recipe. The brown sugar is a bonus, adding such wonderful flavor. The recipe is very easy to prepare and didn't take me the whole 27 minutes. Great green bean recipe! :)

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    • on September 12, 2014


      Wonderful! I prepared as described and added some golden syrup I made as I prepared cristallized ginger. Next time I will prepare more of this...<br/>Made for Culinary Quest 2014.

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    Nutritional Facts for Wok-Seared Sesame Green Beans

    Serving Size: 1 (133 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 101.1
    Calories from Fat 46
    Total Fat 5.1 g
    Saturated Fat 0.7 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 510.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 12.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.5 g
    Sugars 7.2 g
    Protein 3.5 g

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