japanese fine beans

These delicious peanutty fine beans were part of a sushi meal I had at a Japanese restaurant in Spitalfields. They went so well with the sushi and were the highlight of the meal, so I have try to guess what the sauce was, and after a few attempts I think I’ve nailed it and think it’s just as delicious. It’s an easy recipe and the sweet and savoury sauce is sublime…and makes an excellent side dish..do try it.

Serves 2-3.

200g approx of fine beans topped and tailed
1 heaped tablespoon of peanut butter
1 teaspoon of soya sauce
1 teaspoon of maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon of toasted sesame oil
1/4 garlic clove chopped
1/4 teaspoon of grated fresh ginger


Put the beans into a pan of boiling water and cook for 5 minutes. Drain and leave to cool. Meanwhile put the rest of the ingredients into a blender (I use a stick blender) and whizz up with 3 tablespoons of water. It should be the consistency of single cream.
Put the beans on a serving plate and pour over the sauce.




2 thoughts on “japanese fine beans

  1. This was very easy and tasted yummy. I also dipped some raw carrot in the left over dressing which also was also yummy.

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