Green Beans With Garlic-Herb Butter2005-10-11
- Course: Appetizers
- Prep Time : 25m
- Cook Time : 30m
- Ready In : 55m
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Green beans have many common names – string beans, pole beans, snap beans, zydeco – just to name a few. Two of my favorite ways to eat green beans is to break it off the plant and eat it fresh; the other is pickled. I just wonder if I could dance the “zydeco” – does that mean I have to dance with a string bean.
- 1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1 small onion, minced
- 1 celery rib, minced
- 1 1/2 tsp jarred minced garlic (I like roasted)
- 1/8 tsp dried rosemary (optional)
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
- cayenne pepper to taste
Bring salted water to a boil in a large saucepan; add beans. Cover and cook 10-15 minutes or until crisp-tender then drain.
Plunge into ice water to stop the cooking process, then drain again.
In a pan, combine the onion, celery, garlic, rosemary, parsley and salt. Sauté until tender.
Add the green beans and mix well. Cook until desired tenderness.