Spiced breadcrumbs add a crunchy twist to traditional green beans. Remember this one for your next holiday recipe update.
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
3/4 cup panko breadcrumbs
Zest of 1 lemon
1 tablespoon sea salt, plus 1/4 teaspoon, divided
1 1/2 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/3 cup slivered almonds, toasted
Freshly ground black pepper
How to Make It
Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add panko; stir constantly for 2 minutes or until golden. Remove from heat. Stir in zest and 1/4 teaspoon salt.
Fill a large saucepan 2/3 full of water; bring to a boil. Add remaining 1 tablespoon salt. Add beans; cook 2 minutes. Fill a large bowl 2/3 full of ice water. Transfer beans to ice water to cool; drain.
Add oil to a skillet over medium heat. Add beans; sauté, stirring constantly, 3 minutes or until heated. Add lemon juice and almonds; sauté 1 minute. Season with pepper. Add panko topping; serve.