I try really hard to eat veggies with every meal. I love veggies so it isn’t hard to do, but it is nice to vary it up a bit.
I had a bag of green beans in the fridge, instead of my usual butter and salt I kicked them up a bit!
They were delicious!
What you need,
2 lbs. green beans, trimmed
1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
3 tbsp. butter
1 tsp. red pepper flakes
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp. lemon zest
Salt and Pepper
In a large pot of salted boiling water blanch the beans for 2-3 minutes until bright green but still crisp.
Drain the beans and shock them in a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking process.
In a large skillet heat the olive oil and butter over medium heat. Add the garlic and red pepper flakes and cook for about 1 minute, until fragrant. Add the green beans to the skillet and toss them to coat well.
Cook stirring often, until the beans are hot, about 5 minutes.
Remove the skillet from the heat and stir in the lemon zest and salt and pepper to taste.
Serve right away.
This is a great way to do green beans, so much flavour! They are crispy and a bit spicy with a kick of lemon, they were perfection!
Recipe adapted from Food Network