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« on: July 29, 2007 07:03:21 PM »



I bought lots of green beans at the farmers' market yesterday.  So here's what I came up with, inspired by Cook's Illustrated magazine and a recipe that I came across online and have since lost.

1 to 1.5 lb fresh green beans, trimmed
1-2 T oil (prefer olive, but canola is fine too)
1/2 fresh lemon
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup sliced almonds
salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 450F. Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil (optional but makes cleaning up a zillion times easier). Put the beans on the cookie sheet in a single layer and toss with the oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast for 10 minutes, then stir. Return beans to oven for 6-8 minutes. Meanwhile, use a vegetable peeler or lemon zester to zest the lemon. Mince the lemon zest and put into a small bowl. Juice the lemon into the bowl, add the garlic and stir. Take beans out of oven, mix gently with the lemon-garlic sauce, and sprinkle with almonds. Roast for another 6 minutes until beans are wrinkly and lightly browned. Let cool for about 5 minutes before serving to allow flavors to blend.

Next time I make this, I may try using thin slices of lemon rather than the zest and juice.

And as for the other half-lemon (because I hate recipes that create odd leftovers...), I slice it thinly to add to glasses of cold water, or juice it and combine with water and sugar to make a glass or two of lemonade.  Or I zest and juice the whole lemon, and mix half with olive oil, salt, pepper and a little bit of minced garlic and fresh basil for salad dressing.  (Any other ideas are welcome!)
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« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2007 07:08:23 PM »

This looks delicious!!
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« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2007 07:25:46 PM »

That looks yummy! I think I'm going to have to try that!
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« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2007 07:46:57 PM »

That looks fantastic.  I'm going to have to remember to try this recipe.
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« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2007 08:14:54 PM »

Roasted veggies are the best!  Thanks for the recipe!

I've tried something pretty similar with asparagus which is also quite yummy.  Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2007 09:19:52 PM »

Ooo I'll have to try this. I love green beans and never buy them since I don't have a great way to prepare them. Thanks for this idea!
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« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2007 02:40:41 PM »

i'll be trying this today, since i bought a bunch of green beans and have no way to cook them.
i do not have garlic, only powdered...i'll try it out.

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« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2007 04:06:14 PM »

i'll be trying this today, since i bought a bunch of green beans and have no way to cook them.
i do not have garlic, only powdered...i'll try it out.

thanx

I don't know if garlic powder will work as well.  It tends to burn really easily in my experience, so you may want to sprinkle a little bit on after the beans come out of the oven, rather than putting it on when you add the lemon and almonds.  Hope it works for you!
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« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2007 09:40:46 PM »

i'll be trying this today, since i bought a bunch of green beans and have no way to cook them.
i do not have garlic, only powdered...i'll try it out.

thanx

I don't know if garlic powder will work as well.  It tends to burn really easily in my experience, so you may want to sprinkle a little bit on after the beans come out of the oven, rather than putting it on when you add the lemon and almonds.  Hope it works for you!

i'll just go buy rea-real garlic because the taste is not the same from the garlic powder, and thanks for the advice.


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