I like to serve Chinese long beans because they make quite a presentation. It’s fun to loop or braid the 2-to 3-foot-long beans around fish filets or steak.
This Asian-flavored salmon recipe pairs nicely with the beans. While the salmon is in the oven, cook the beans in boiling salted water until tender, 3 to 4 minutes. You’ll find them at many supermarkets and farmers markets.
Look for black and white sesame seeds at Asian markets, where they’re less expensive.