Wednesday, June 15, 2005
I Don't Want To Get Fired, So I'll Make Sesame Green Beans Instead
According to a news article I read on Yahoo news today, more and more employers are cracking down on blogging employees. People are getting fired for talking trash about their cheap companies, mutant-freak coworkers that don't like to eat, or being bored to death by lunchtime business talk. So today, for fear of being fired, I will not bag on any of the above items and instead, will tell you about the wonderful sesame green beans that I made for dinner!
It's somewhat like the Japanese side dish Saya Ingen Goma-Ae, green beans with sesame miso dressing. Unfortunately, I didn't have any miso paste at home so I had to do some ghetto-rigging using mayonnaise, sesame oil and soy sauce. Here's how:
*Boil green beans until crisp-tender, then shock with cold water
* Whisk together a dollop (half cup?) of mayonnaise (preferably Kewpie, but if not Best Foods will do) with a tablespoon or so of soy sauce, a tablespoon or so of sesame oil, and a small dash of sugar. Adjust seasonings to your liking.
* Add with sesame seeds to green beans and toss well.
* Chill so the flavor sets a little.
I ate these crisp and creamy beans as an accompaniment to a bowl of cold zaru soba tonight. But the question remains: will it stop me from telling the whole world that I haven't had to hang out with any corporate-political affiliations because I've brought my lunch to work every day this week? Or will it make me stop complaining about the eating habits of coworkers once and for all?
I don't think so.