This is a long-standing staple at our house. I love fresh green beans, and now you can get them just about year round at Costco ( I should get a bonus for always plugging them-shouldn't I?). I steam them for about 10 minutes at the most - just till they are tender- not mushy. SO good!
Sesame Green Beans
adapted from Lion House Lite Cookbook
2 c. (about 1 pound) fresh or frozen green beans
½ tsp salt
2 TBSP butter
1 TBSP soy sauce
1 TBSP sesame seeds
Wash green beans and snip ends. Cook in boiling salted water or steam them until just tender. Drain
In a small frying pan, toast the sesame seeds in a dry pan over medium heat until barely golden brown. Remove from heat and add the butter. It is usually hot enough to melt the butter, but you can keep it on the heat if needed to melt the butter. Stir in the soy sauce. Pour over cooked green beans.