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Green Beans with Sesame
(Fagiolini Glassati Al Sesamo)
 
 
Ingredients:
 
1 lb and 5 oz (600 grams) French or runner beans, trimmed
2 spring onions, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
1 oz (25 grams) butter
Strained juice and grated rind of 1/2 lemon
Extra virgin olive oil, for drizzling
Salt and pepper
 
Directions:
 
Cook the beans in salted, boiling water for about 10 minutes, then drain and set aside.

Melt the butter in a pan.
 
Add the spring onions and cook over a low heat, stirring occasionally, for about 5-7 minutes until softened.

Stir in the lemon juice and rind.
 
Add the beans, season with salt and pepper and simmer for a another 8-10 minutes.

Meanwhile, dry-fry the sesame seeds, stirring frequently, for about a minute until they give off their aroma, then remove from the heat.

Transfer the bean mixture to a warm serving dish.
 
Sprinkle with the sesame seeds and drizzle with olive oil.

Mix well and serve. Serves 4.
 
That's it!
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