Monday, May 7, 2012

Garlicky Green Beans

We had some lovely visitors this weekend.  Our friend came in town with his daughter and the weather was beautiful, so we decided to grill outside.  Since we have limited grill space, and no indoor grill pan yet (wedding registry?), we decided to saute up some green beans.  Can't wait to try them on the grill!

Here's how that recipe goes and ohmygoodness were they delicious:

Ingredients (serves 4):
- 1 lb green beans
- 4 large cloves of garlic, pressed very finely
- 3 tsp olive oil
- freshly cracked salt and pepper

- Add oil to cold nonstick pan
- Heat pan to high heat
- Add green beans once oil is very hot

- Saute green beans for 5-7 minutes on high heat to get some color

- Press garlic and add to green beans when they are al dente

- Cook for 2-3 more minutes; be careful not to burn garlic!

Enjoy with any kind of protein or all by themselves!

Note: adding a little bit of low sodium soy sauce and a few tsps of sesame seeds turns these into easy szechuan green beans!  You could also add a handful of sliced almonds and just 1 tsp of butter to make healthy green beans almondine!

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