3 tablespoons white miso
1 teaspoon caster (superfine) sugar
2 tablespoons sake
½ teaspoon Japanese soy sauce
5 drops of sesame oil
150 g or 5 ½ oz. baby green beans, trimmed
To make the miso sauce, combine all the ingredients in a small bowl along with 2 tablespoons of water.
Bring a large saucepan of salted water to the boil. Add the beans and cook for 2 minutes, or until just tender. Drain and plunge into a bowl of iced water. Drain again.
Transfer the beans to a bowl. Add the miso sauce, toss to combine and serve.