Sometimes the simplest of recipes are the most delicious. Plenty of garlic, some thyme, and really fresh green beans add up to more than the sum of their parts.
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 1/2 pounds green beans, trimmed
2 tablespoons minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme leaves
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
How to Make It
Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add green beans and cook, stirring occasionally, until starting to soften and brown, about 8 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, another 2 minutes. Remove from heat and add remaining ingredients, stirring well.
This was good. I don't think I'm a fan of sour (bc of lemon) being the dominate flavor in this dish. But I think others would like this dish a lot. It was super easy to make. I will be making again without the lemon. And I may try adding some sliced almonds.
This was a good recipe, and very easy to do. I did not put in any thyme because I did not have any. I also put in slightly less garlic, as my fiance smells when he eats too much. That being said, the recipe was delicious - I particularly liked the punch of the lemon juice.
I served it with Chicken with Dried Plums and Sage (http://find.myrecipes.com/recipes/recipefinder.dyn?action=displayRecipe&recipe_id=1860143). It was a good pairing.
This recipe was so easy and good and kicks green beans for dinner up a notch. The only time it took was prepping the beans, and dicing garlic and thyme. The beans cooked in the frying pan with an occasional stir while I prepared the rest of dinner. I used fresh thyme, but dried would work, too. Definitely a keeper for any season, since thyme grows in my Northwest garden year round and beans are affordable - though from CA - even in the winter.
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