mardi, juillet 31, 2007

sesame green beans

Leo, before dinner: "Have you ever roasted green beans?"
Happy: "Nope. "

Leo, after toasting sesame seeds: "Any thoughts on how to crush the seeds lightly?"
Happy: "Why crush them? Try the mortar and pestle."

Leo, after crushing them: "Smell this. Crushing them releases the awesome sesame seed oil flavor and aroma."
Happy: "mmmmmmm."

Leo after dinner: "These green beans are fucking awesome!"
Happy: (Mouth full of beans.) "Yup. Awesome."
1 lb green beans, trimmed
1 tsp olive oil
2 tsp sesame seeds
salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 450 F. On a baking sheet with sides, toss beans with oil, then spread in a single layer. Roast the beans for about 12 minutes, stirring once, or until wrinkled, brown, and tender.

In a small, dry skillet over medium heat, stir sesame seeds until fragrant and toasted, about 1 minute. Crush the seeds lightly and toss with the beans. Season with salt and pepper.

Serves 4.
58 calories per serving: 2 g protein, 2 g fat, 9 g carbohydrate; 4 mg sodium; 0 mg cholesterol.

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