*  Exported from  MasterCook Mac  *
 
                      Green Beans with Sesame Dressing
 
 Recipe By     : Madhur Jaffrey’s Far Eastern Cookery
 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Beans                            Japanese
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
      3/4  pound         green beans
    1      tablespoon    salt
    1 1/4  cups          chicken stock
    2 1/2  tablespoons   sesame seeds
    1 1/2  teaspoons     soy sauce
    1      tablespoon    rice wine vinegar
    1 1/2  teaspoons     sugar
 
 Again, the recipe called for rice wine and I substituted rice wine vinegar.
 
 Cut the beans in 2 inch lengths, then into slivers.  Bring a large pan of
 water to a rolling boil, add the tablespoon of salt to it and put in the
 beans.  Boil about 2-5 minutes until the beans are just tender but still
 crisp.  Drain and quickly plunge them into cold water to set the color.
 Drain again and put the beans into a bowl.  Pour the stock over them and
 set aside for 30 minutes or longer.
 
 Put the sesame seeds in a small cast-iron frying pan set over mediuhigh
 heat.  Dtir the seeds for a few minutes until they are roasted and give out
 a nutty aroma.  Reserve about 1/2 tablespoon of the seeds for garnish.
 Grind the rest in a clean coffee grinder or food processor, then empty them
 into a bowl.  Add the soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, sugar and 1 tablespoon
 of stock taken from the soaking beans.  Mix well.
 
 Drain the beans thoroughly.  (Save the stock for soup or another use.)  Put
 them into a bowl, add the dressing and mix.  To serve, Japanese-style, pile
 the beans in a little hillock in the center of each of 4 small bowls or
 plates.  Sprinkle the reserved sesame seeds over the top of each serving.
 
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 Per serving: 77 Calories; 4g Fat (40% calories from fat); 5g Protein; 8g
 Carbohydrate; 0mg Cholesterol; 1952mg Sodium