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elaine l 11-06-2007 10:06 AM

ISO Simple green bean recipes
 
Any suggestions for green beans? I have a couple pounds fresh (well not sure how fresh!) that I would like to serve as a side. Something that won't compete with the main dish which is baked ziti with four cheese and tomato sauce. Also meatballs and pork. Can I just broil them with olive oil? I think I have too many to saute on the burner.

pacanis 11-06-2007 10:31 AM

I half boil, half steam them in a pot, then drain the water and add olive oil, butter and Italian seasoning and cook them with the lid off.... kind of "softly" frying them I guess :smile: Works for me.

Although.... in a thread I have here on green beans someone suggested cooking them with bacon, onions, s&p.
Got 'em going right now for lunch :chef:

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jennyema 11-06-2007 10:42 AM

I wouldn't broil green beans. They'll burn up before they're cooked.

As an accompaniment to what you are making, you might consider roasting them and then drizzling them with some good olive oil and a dusting of parm reg or romano cheese -- maybe a spritz of lemon, too.

Or boiling them/steaming them and tossing with some garlic butter and salt.

My standbys are onion and bacon and teriyaki stir fry, but neither of those seems particularly suited for your meal.

elaine l 11-06-2007 10:48 AM

Oops I meant roast. I have roasted other veggies with just olive oil s&p and wondered about green beans. I think maybe just steaming or boiling them would be my best solution.

Uncle Bob 11-06-2007 10:53 AM

You might try...simmering until crisp tender and drain. Warm some EVoo in a pan with sliced/diced garlic for a few minutes. Add the beans, and toss until hot. Sprinkle with a flake salt and......Enjoy!

T-roy 11-06-2007 01:42 PM

Cooks illustrated had a good recipe for green beans in the oven, off the top of my head;

Preheat oven to 425F
Arrange on a baking sheet
Drizzle with olive oil
Sprinkle tsp salt over beans
Bake approximately 8 to 12 min

It sounds odd but the beans will caramelize in spots & the baking seems to concentrate their flavors.

ChefJune 11-06-2007 01:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Uncle Bob (Post 504691)
You might try...simmering until crisp tender and drain. Warm some EVoo in a pan with sliced/diced garlic for a few minutes. Add the beans, and toss until hot. Sprinkle with a flake salt and......Enjoy!

You beat me to it, Uncle Bob! :rolleyes: that's pretty much what I do. Blanch them, shock in cold water, then when ready to serve, heat a pan, add evoo, the beans and slivers of garlic and toss so all the beans get coated with the evoo. Put a lid on and let kind of steam for about 3 minutes so they cook through. :chef:

pacanis 11-06-2007 02:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by T-roy (Post 504748)
Cooks illustrated had a good recipe for green beans in the oven, off the top of my head;

Preheat oven to 425F
Arrange on a baking sheet
Drizzle with olive oil
Sprinkle tsp salt over beans
Bake approximately 8 to 12 min

It sounds odd but the beans will caramelize in spots & the baking seems to concentrate their flavors.

I do something similar with asparagus sometimes. It's a nice change.

GotGarlic 11-06-2007 02:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by T-roy (Post 504748)
Cooks illustrated had a good recipe for green beans in the oven, off the top of my head;

Preheat oven to 425F
Arrange on a baking sheet
Drizzle with olive oil
Sprinkle tsp salt over beans
Bake approximately 8 to 12 min

It sounds odd but the beans will caramelize in spots & the baking seems to concentrate their flavors.

That's roasting :smile: It makes just about any veggie especially delicious.

DietitianInTraining 02-14-2008 01:55 PM

I know this is an old threat, but I thought it'd be "better" for me to ask my question here, than start a whole new one.

I have some fresh green beans, and was thinking about serving them with my pulled pork tonight. The only way i've ever made fresh green beans is boiling them in water with s&p, and seasoned salt..

I like the idea of making them with the bacon, onions, and s&p..

I also like Uncle Bobs suggestion about tossing them with some garlic..

Which do you think would go best with my meal?


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