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    Griddled pak choi with soya beans and toasted sesame butter

    • Vegetarian
    • Preparation time: 20 minutes
    • Cooking time: 5 minutes
    • Total time: 25 minutes

    Serves: 4 as a side

    Ingredients

    2½ tbsp sesame seeds, toasted
    35g unsalted butter
    2 tbsp light soy sauce
    1 tbsp rice wine vinegar or lemon juice
    200g frozen soya beans, defrosted and patted dry
    2 x 235g packs large pak choi, trimmed
    ½ tbsp groundnut oil

    Method

    1. Crush 2 tbsp toasted sesame seeds in a pestle and mortar, then tip into a small saucepan. Add the butter, soy and vinegar or lemon juice. Warm through gently to melt the butter. Add the soya beans, stir and keep warm.

    2. Put a griddle pan over a very high heat until smoking hot. Slice each pak choi in half from top to bottom. Toss with the oil. Place on the griddle in a single layer, in 2 batches if needed, and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side. Divide between plates and spoon the buttery beans over. Scatter with the reserved sesame seeds to serve. 

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      1 Crush 2 tbsp toasted sesame seeds in a pestle and mortar, then tip into a small saucepan. Add the butter, soy and vinegar or lemon juice. Warm through gently to melt the butter. Add the soya beans, stir and keep warm. 2 Put a griddle pan over a very high heat until smoking hot. Slice each pak choi in half from top to bottom. Toss with the oil. Place on the griddle in a single layer, in 2 batches if needed, and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side. Divide between plates and spoon the buttery beans over. Scatter with the reserved sesame seeds to serve.
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      1 Crush 2 tbsp toasted sesame seeds in a pestle and mortar, then tip into a small saucepan. Add the butter, soy and vinegar or lemon juice. Warm through gently to melt the butter. Add the soya beans, stir and keep warm. 2 Put a griddle pan over a very high heat until smoking hot. Slice each pak choi in half from top to bottom. Toss with the oil. Place on the griddle in a single layer, in 2 batches if needed, and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side. Divide between plates and spoon the buttery beans over. Scatter with the reserved sesame seeds to serve.
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      1 Crush 2 tbsp toasted sesame seeds in a pestle and mortar, then tip into a small saucepan. Add the butter, soy and vinegar or lemon juice. Warm through gently to melt the butter. Add the soya beans, stir and keep warm. 2 Put a griddle pan over a very high heat until smoking hot. Slice each pak choi in half from top to bottom. Toss with the oil. Place on the griddle in a single layer, in 2 batches if needed, and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side. Divide between plates and spoon the buttery beans over. Scatter with the reserved sesame seeds to serve.
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      1 Crush 2 tbsp toasted sesame seeds in a pestle and mortar, then tip into a small saucepan. Add the butter, soy and vinegar or lemon juice. Warm through gently to melt the butter. Add the soya beans, stir and keep warm. 2 Put a griddle pan over a very high heat until smoking hot. Slice each pak choi in half from top to bottom. Toss with the oil. Place on the griddle in a single layer, in 2 batches if needed, and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side. Divide between plates and spoon the buttery beans over. Scatter with the reserved sesame seeds to serve.

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    This recipe first appeared in Waitrose Food, March 2018 issue. Download the Waitrose Food app for the full issue

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