Friday, July 25, 2008

Roasted Sesame and Panko-coated Green Beans

Panko? What you don’t know what panko is? That’s okay, I will tell you all about it. It is Japanese bread crumbs and they can be found in the international section of most grocery stores. They are really flaky and crunchy. Very versatile. You can substitute panko for any type of bread crumbs and vice versa. If you don’t have any panko, you can most definitely use regular bread crumbs, just make sure they aren’t seasoned.

This recipe originally called for asparagus, but I didn’t have any. Why not choose another skinny long vegetable? Green beans worked great.

½ cup mayonnaise
2 tsp rice vinegar
2 tsp soy sauce
2 tsp grated fresh ginger
2 cups panko bread crumbs
½ cup sesame seeds
Kosher salt and ground pepper
½ lb fresh green beans (they gotta be fresh)
Toasted sesame oil

Set oven to 450 degrees. Oil a large rimmed baking sheet and set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk together mayo, rice vinegar, soy sauce and ginger. In a pie dish, combine panko bread crumbs, salt and pepper and sesame seeds. Toss green beans in mayo mixture and then dredge in the panko mixture. Transfer to the baking dish. Drizzle with a small amount of toasted sesame oil.

Roast for 10-15 minutes or until panko coating is browned.


Sweet Pea Chef said...

This sounds divine. I will be trying it for sure.

BTW, your new site looks divine.

Yes, I am all about the divine today.

Jodi Jean said...

he is SOOO dang cute.

and we made wraps yesterday and today. first prototype was a bust ... 2nd was better (but it fit me better than nicole ... hehe!) hopefully the third one is perfect for her to enjoy with caleb. thanks again!

My World said...

Van looks adorable and more and more like Jack! Bye the way I LOVE the boobs or as Haley says "boobie crack"

meg said...

I'm sorry. Who says things like that?

whit. ing. said...

Sweet Pea, thank you. Maybe the horse should be named Divine? Have him think about it.

Jodi, you are such a nice sister. Nicole is lucky!

Penny, I should show you a picture of them at the same age. Totally brothers!

Tara said...

OK, #1) THANK YOU for turning on you comments! I love you! #2) THANK YOU for sharing your Trader Joe's loves...because I just walk through every isle looking for some goodness...there is too much goodness there to leave empty handed but WHAT do I pick? I did buy the Sweet Potato Fries (frozen) the other day and they are DIVINE! But I'll check out those others! Keep the shopping list comin!

T&C said...

There is nothing wrong with obnoxiously large cleavage. Wear em proud sista!

whitney said...

Tara, one more. Trader Joe's fresh pizza sauce. Yum.

Cindy, thanks. I should be proud. Not everyone gets to have knockers like these:)