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.
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.