My Mom left a day and a half ago and I’m still in mourning.
We had such a good time – it was filled with cousins, touring LA (movies, Venice beach, Hollywood Blvd), and many, many amazing meals.
After an amazing last breakfast (bld) and a trip to the airport, I came home utterly bummed and super sad. I ate a brownie for lunch. I sulked around. And then I pulled myself together and made these green beans. Even though I’ve been in a bit of a cooking slump lately, spending some time in the kitchen is always something I enjoy and usually makes me feel better. (If the recipe turns out well, I enjoy it even more!)
These green beans are simply delicious. I had torn out a recipe from Bon Appetit for Green Beans with Miso Butter, but the ingredient list was long and the process a bit tedious for me. I skipped most of the ingredients and process, leaving only my favorite parts. The miso adds wonderful savory flavor to standard green beans and comes together in minutes!
Eat them on a depressing afternoon, a sunny, fun afternoon or alongside some grilled fish, chicken or tofu with a side of brown rice.
Miso Butter Green Beans
Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 10 min
Ingredients (4 servings)
- 12 oz green beans (I use hericot verts)
- 2 Tbsp butter
- 1 Tbsp miso
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- sesame seeds for garnish if desired
Steam green beans for about 2 minutes.
Heat pan over medium-high heat.
Add butter, miso and garlic to pan, stirring to break up miso.
Add green beans and saute for about 3-4 minutes.
Sprinkle with sesame seeds if desired.