But hang on a minute.
A flat bean stir fry? With an Asian twist? What do you think about that? Well it surely sounds interesting to me! I don’t know if you are familiar with flat beans. They are very popular here in Europe, especially in the summer months. In Belgium the flat beans are sliced up and usually cooked until they are very smooth and tender, sometimes with a touch of mustard and vinegar added to them.
Can’t you find flat beans? Regular green beans will also work of course!
This time I thought I should try something totally different and transform them into a lovely Asian flavored bean stir fry with miso and butter.
Asian Flat Bean Stirfry with Miso Butter
That salted butter sauce is so rich and strong, I love it to bits. I served this flat bean stir fry as a side for salt cod but whenever I feel like making this dish without protein in it (as a light lunch for instance) then I like to toss in some savory udon noodles as well.
I’m salivating just by the thought of that miso butter sauce that coats those thick silky Japanese noodles.
Do you like to cook with Japanese miso?
Then also check out my buttery miso risotto! An excellent side dish for quail by the way. And here’s yet another recipe with fresh flat beans: how about my squid and flat bean stirfry with saffron! I picked that recipe up in Madrid by the way.
Looking for a quick and easy noodle recipe? Try this savory flat bean stirfry with udon noodles and a silky soft and smooth miso butter sauce!
- 5,5 oz fresh flat beans (155 g)
- 5,5 oz mushrooms (155 g)
- 7 oz udon noodles (200 g)
- 1 tsp miso paste
- 1 tbsp unsalted butter
- 1 tsp sesame seeds
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- toasted sesame oil
1) Rinse the flat green beans and pat them dry with some kitchen paper. Then slice them up. Also clean the mushrooms and slice them up.
2) Pour the vegetable oil in a large non-stick pan and place it over medium high heat until hot. Then add the sliced flat beans.
3) Stir and cook them for about 5 minutes. Then add the mushrooms to the pan.
- Stir and cook the vegetables for another 5 minutes. Toss regularly.
4) Then add the udon noodles, butter and miso paste to the pan. Stir and toss the vegetables and noodles until the butter has melted fully.
5) Also add 2 drops of sesame oil, not more or it will kill all the other flavors in this stir fry.
6) Stir the beans and noodles well again and then check the seasoning. Add extra salt to taste if necessary. Then transfer the noodle and bean stirfry to clean plates. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve immediately.