Seasonal Recipes

Green Beans With A Sesame Dressing

Serves 4
500gm blanched green beans

For the sesame dressing
100gm toasted sesame seeds
2 tablespoons of caster sugar
1 tablespoon of mirin
1 tablespoon of soy sauce
sea salt to season

To make the seame dressing: Put the sesame seeds into a mortar preferably a Japanese mortar with a grooved interior.  Grind the seeds until they are almost a paste then add the sugar, mirin and soy sauce and mix well.  Add a little salt if needed.
Mix the sesame dressing in with the beans and serve.
The paste can also be made in a food processor but care should be taken not to overprocess.