you’re going to kick yourself for not thinking of this first. it takes under ten minutes to prep and cook and it is deliciously simple.
however, i cannot take credit for this creation. a few years ago at the most meaty thanksgiving i have been to this was one of the only dishes i could eat, and i ate a ton of it. below is a rough recipe, though ratio is all you really need to know if you taste as you cook.
sesame soy green beans with bell pepper
makes 1 meal or 2 sides
1/2 large red bell pepper, thickly sliced
about 2 cups green beans with ends snapped off
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1/2 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
you can also use a bell pepper to green bean ratio of 1 to 2 and use soy sauce to taste.
cook pepper and green beans together in an oiled skillet (use sesame if available) for about 3 minutes. add soy sauce and vinegar and stir vegetables to coat. taste and add more soy sauce if necessary. cook for another 2 or 3 minutes until cooked but still crisp. sprinkle with sesame seeds and toss.
delicious hot or chilled.