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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

Ingredients

  • 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 (kalustyans.com)
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest

Directions

  1. Step 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. Step 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.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, October 2009

Reviews (1)

  • 29 Oct, 2009

    This was delicious! I made the three course meal for my Halloween party, it was great :} But if I made it again I would probably omit the ginger since there was lots of "tangy" in all the other dishes (cauldron curry/squash rice).