Green Beans in Spicy Miso Sauce (#2168)

Serves
Ready
2
15
Minutes
Prep
Cook
10
Minutes
5
Minutes
Categories
Side
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 Tbsp Hot Pepper Sesame Oil
  • 1 clove Garlic minced or pressed
  • 1/2 large Onions thinly sliced
  • 1 cup Green Beans clean and trim ends
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Miso Paste white, dissolved in
  • 1/2 cup Water or stock
  • 1 tsp Barley Malt Syrup or maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 tsp Mirin (Sweet Seasoning)
  • 2 tsp Kuzu or arrowroot

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, heat hot pepper oil and sauté garlic for 30 seconds.
  2. Add onion and sauté until translucent. Add green beans and sauté for 3 to 5 minutes.
  3. Mix dissolved miso, barley malt, mirin and kudzu or arrowroot together. (cornstarch could also be used.)
  4. Add to hot vegetable mixture and simmer, stirring constantly for about one minute or until thick.
  5. Serve as a side dish or as a topping for noodles.
  6. Make this ahead for easy preparation and/or to guarentee perfectly cooked tender crisp beans when company is coming.
  7. Prepare the beans in advance. Bring a pot of water to a full boil, prepare a bowl of ice water. Add green beans to the boiling water, once back up to a boil time exactly 4 minutes. Immediately drain and drop the beans in ice water to stop the cooking.
  8. Beans can be kept for up to two days in advance this way.
  9. When ready to make the recipe, continue as previously directed omitting the green beans. Once the sauce is thickened add the drained green beans to reheat and voila! Perfectly cooked, bright green beans ready to serve.
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