French Beans With Sesame Seeds
3 tbsp butter (45 mL)
1 lb(0.45 kg) long green beans, cut up OR canned ones
1/2 onion, chopped
1/2 tsp crushed garlic (2 mL)
1 tsp ground ginger, OR use (5 mL)
Up to 2 tbsp minced fresh ginger
1/2 tsp salt, OR to taste (2 mL)
1/4 tsp black pepper (1 mL)
1/2 cup chicken stock, OR water (125 mL)
1 tbsp sugar-free honey, OR sweetener (15 mL)
2 tbsp toasted sesame seeds* (30 mL)
In large pot, in boiling water, cook green beans until almost tender, 10 to 12 minutes. Set aside
In large frying pan, over medium heat in butter, fry onion until turning translucent.
Add garlic and ginger (if using fresh) stir fry briefly until turning brown.
Add green beans and sprinkle with ginger (if using powder), salt and pepper.
Stir fry 1 minute.
Stir in chicken stock, OR water and sugar-free honey, OR sweetener.
Cook until most of the moisture evaporates.
Serve sprinkled with sesame seeds.
Helpful Hint: *To toast sesame seeds, place in dry nonstick frying pan and stir fry until turning brown.