Thursday, April 10, 2008

April Recipe: Garlicky Green Beans

So, for my April recipe, I got my inspiration from another recipe. I LOVED this recipe! (Oops, skipped right to the review on that one!) I LOVE garlic and haven't made green beans in awhile - out of the habit due to having to cut both ends and just seems to take forever, though I would guess you could use the frozen green beans, which are all ready to go. Of couse, gourmet chefs may leave it on for effect, or perhaps use haricots verts (sold in your local Costco, if no where else).



Ingredients:
1 tablespoon margarine, melted
4 large garlic cloves, pressed through garlic press
1 large fresh rosemary sprig, chop up rosemary (throw away sprig)
1 teaspoon EVOO
1 pound green beans, cut off ends, cut beans in 1-inch pieces (or leave longer for effect =)
S&P
1/4 cup water
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley leaves


Directions:
1. Combine melted margarine, garlic, and rosemary in small bowl; put aside.

2. Heat oil in nonstick frying pan over medium heat until just smoking. Add beans, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper; cook, stirring occasionally, until spotty brown, 5 to 6 minutes. Reduce heat slightly, add water, cover, and cook until beans are bright green and still crisp, 2 minutes. Remove cover, increase heat to high and cook until water evaporates (if not already evaporated), 1 minute. Reduce heat to medium, add margarine mixture and continue to cook, stirring frequently, until beans are crisp-tender, lightly brown, and beginning to wrinkle, 2 to 3 minutes longer, but don't burn garlic! Top with parsley and plate (seasoning with salt and pepper, as needed). Serve immediately (if you cover until ready, the beans will start to wilt).



Review: I really enjoyed this, although my husband's first comment was "wow! garlic!" haha So, if you like less garlic, feel free to use less cloves. I think the fact that my garlic is slightly older (than the average bear), it could have made them more potent. Good thing we were both eating garlic though! *nudge nudge* lol I will definitely make this again.

1 comment:

Priscilla said...

Green beans...my favorite. These look really good. I've been seeing lots of blog posts on green beans - must be because s-p-r-i-n-g is here!

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