Sounds good, but perhaps it would be best to leave out the honey altogether? How about replacing it with a mix of rice wine vinegar and sesame oil? (I reckon id o put a few slivers of ginger in also ) .. I’m sure that not going to be authentic though..
Perfect supplement to your main course or on its own as a starter, this simple Japanese recipe is delicious and fresh in your eyes. You may use the sesame seeds out of a packet if you are short of time, but roasting brings such an intense aroma it is worth spending extra 5 minutes. When you finish roasting, I’ll just wipe the surface of the frying pan with a kitchen towel, then put it away. Easy!
• 150g fresh green beans or french beans
• 2 tablespoon white sesame seeds
• 2 teaspoon soy sauce
• 1/2 teaspoon honey
• A pinch of salt
1. Wash and trim the green beans.
2. Boil water in a sauce pan and add the beans and a pinch of salt, cook for 3 minutes or until lightly cooked over medium heat, then cool under cold water in a sieve for a minute. Drain well and leave aside.
3. Dry roast the sesame seeds in a frying pan over low heat, keep stirring. Stop the heat when they turn slightly brown. Immediately transfer the sesame seeds to avoid them being further cooked in the hot frying pan.
3. Add the honey and soy sauce into the bowl and mix well.
4. Cut the beans in half and add the them to (3). Mix well to serve.