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Miaggi Beans

February 27, 2012

There is a restaurant in town that serves amazing green beans. The waitress says they are made with soy sauce and sesame oil. I tried my own version and while they aren’t the “real” thing, they are pretty tasty. Great way to change up one of my favorite vegetables!

Sauteed Green Beans (adapted from Cooks Illustrated)


  • 1 lb fresh green beans, ends snapped off
  • 1 t olive oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 T soy sauce
  • 1 t sesame oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Toasted sesame seeds


  • Heat olive oil in skillet until just smoking (nonstick if you have one). Add in beans, salt and pepper. Cook 5 minutes or until beans start to get brown spots.
  • Add in water and cover, allowing to cook for about 2 minutes. This should turn the beans brighter green. Remove cover and cook another minute or so until all water evaporates.
  • Add soy sauce and sesame oil and cook another couple minutes – beans should end up crisp and tender. Toss with sesame seeds and serve.
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