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Steamed Green Beans with Cracked Pepper and Chèvre

James Baigrie
Prep time 25 mins
Cook time 10 mins
Yield Makes 6 to 8 servings
The combination of tender, sweet green beans and the tartness of chèvre makes this side dish a nice complement to most main dishes. And it adds color to the plate.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds green beans, trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 2 ounces chèvre (goat cheese), crumbled (about 1/2 cup crumbled)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped

How to Make It

  1. Cook green beans in boiling salted water 5 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain. Plunge into ice water to stop cooking process; drain.

  2. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat; add olive oil. Sauté green beans and garlic 5 minutes. Add sea salt and pepper. Sprinkle chèvre and chives on top, and serve warm.