This is my interpretation of the green beans from my favourite Japanese restaurant. Serve with a grilled steak! You can omit the miso paste if you choose.
Heat a dry skillet over medium heat. Add sesame seeds and cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant and lightly toasted.
Mmm, mmm, mmm... I left out the miso paste and added 1/2 tsp of sesame oil. It made a huge difference in the flavor. - 18 Dec 2006 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
These were good. The recipe didn't say anything about cooking the garlic--4 raw minced cloves would have been too much for me--so I sauteed the garlic in a little bit of oil, mixed in the rest of the ingredients and let it simmer before adding the green beans. - 22 Feb 2006 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
The recipe is probably great if you follow the directions. It is very important to use low-sodium soy sauce like it states. I had regular soy sauce on hand, and the only miso paste I found in the store had added sea salt (I don't know if this is typical). The result was so salty that I couldn't finish it. It was even too much for my boyfriend, who puts salt on everything. - 22 Apr 2006 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)