Slivered Scream Beans

"Round about the cauldron go; on the green beans, ginger throw," said a witch, slicing haricots verts to look scary and spiky.

  • Servings: 6
Slivered Scream Beans

Source: Martha Stewart Living, October 2009


  • 1 pound haricots verts
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped peeled fresh ginger
  • 1/2 Thai chile, thinly sliced
  • Coarse salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons black sesame seeds (
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest


  1. Prepare an ice bath. Bring a 4-quart pot of lightly salted water to a rolling boil. Add haricots verts, and blanch until vibrant green, about 5 minutes. Drain in a colander, and transfer to ice bath. Let stand until cool. Drain in colander, and thinly slice haricots verts on the bias.

  2. Heat oil over medium-high heat in a large skillet. Add garlic, and cook until just golden, 1 minute. Add ginger and chile, and cook for 1 minute more. Add blanched haricots verts, and cook, tossing, until heated through. Season with salt. Add sesame seeds and lemon zest, and toss to combine.


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