January 12, 2005
Recipe: Green Beans With Walnut-Miso Sauce
dapted from Yumiko Kano
Time: 20 minutes
1. Bring pot of water to a boil and salt it; blanch beans in water until they are bright green and just tender, about 5 minutes. Drain and refresh in cold water, then drain again. Place in a serving bowl.
2. Grate ginger over bowl, then place in small fine strainer and press out juice, about a teaspoon. Combine ginger juice with miso, walnuts, 2 tablespoons water and soy sauce in blender and blend until smooth, stopping machine and scraping down sides if necessary. (You may add a little water or soy sauce if mixture is too thick.)
3. Toss beans in sauce, and serve at room temperature.
Yield: 4 servings.