|Warm, Tender, Crisp, Young Beans Topped with Honey Sesame Dressing and Toasted Sesame Seeds.|
Asian Honey Sesame Dressing Ingredients:
3 T. sesame oil
6 T. rice wine vinegar
5 T. honey
6 T. soy sauce
6 T. fresh squeezed lemon juice
4 shakes of white pepper
Combine all ingredients in a pint jar and after tightly screwing on the lid shake until well blended. Refrigerate until needed. Delicious on green salads, wilted vegetables, and as a dipping sauce.
|Toasting sesame seeds.|
To prepare beans bring a large kettle of water to a rolling boil. Add salt and the beans. (I used about a half of a pound.) Bring back to the boil for 2 minutes. Remove the beans from the boiling water with a spider or slotted spoon and immediately plunge into a bowl of ice and water. When cold drain and let air dry a few minutes.
To complete the salad heat a tablespoon of oil in a skillet and toss in the beans and stir fry until heated through and slightly wilted. Turn off the heat and stir in 2-3 tablespoons of the dressing tossing the vegetables to coat. Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds and serve warm.
|Green bean salad and scalloped potatoes with ham.|
and is easily made. You can also add ham or sausages to the casserole in a layer before baking for a hearty main dish.