Goma-ae with beans
Goma-ae is a Japanese side dish of vegetables in a sesame seed paste. Here I'm using black sesame seed powder for its unique nutty taste. This dish also works well with broccoli, cauliflower, asparagus or any seasonal vegetable.
Preparation time 5 minutes
Cooking time 2-3 minutes
- 300g green beans
- pinch of salt
- 2 tbsp black sesame seed powder
- 4 tsp brown sugar
- 4 tsp soy sauce
To make the paste, mix together black sesame seed powder, brown sugar and soy sauce. Set aside.
Bring a pan of water to the boil, add beans and a pinch of salt and cook for 2-3 minutes. Drain and cut off the ends. Set aside to cool.
Once beans have reached room temperature, add the sesame seed paste to the beans.
Serve in a bowl to share.