Photo: Karry Hosford
4 servings (serving size: 1 cup)

For a restaurant-caliber presentation, leave the green beans whole, and toss with toasted almonds, garlic, lemon rind, and fresh parsley. The garnish (without the nuts) is called gremolata and typically accompanies the veal dish osso buco but it also can add great flavor to steamed vegetables.

How to Make It

Steam beans, covered, 7 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain and return to pan. Add parsley and remaining ingredients; toss gently to combine. Serve immediately.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

jenni584's Review

October 04, 2009
it was ok... i liked the flavors but they didn't permeate the chicken. it was very bland. oh and it took a lot longer to cook than an hour.

lhuang's Review

January 15, 2009
The lemon flavor paired so nicely with the beans and I loved the crunch from the almonds. We'll definitely put this recipe on the keeper list.