Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Fresh Green Beans with Lemon Basil Butter Sauce

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Yes, these are beans from our garden! Yay!!!!!!! This is the third year that we have tried our hand at gardening. The first was too small and over run by wandering cucumbers. The second was ravaged by bunnies and this third one we have learned from our past mistakes. It is actually growing! Like, edible stuff!

This butter sauce is delicious over fresh green beans. Even the kids loved this!

Lemon Basil Butter Sauce

1 lb. fresh green beans, trimmed
1/4 butter, cubed
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. basil
1/2 tsp. lemon juice
1/4 tsp. grated lemon peel

Place the beans in a steamer basket over a large saucepan with 1 inch of water. Bring to a boil: cover and steam for 8-10 minutes or until crisp-tender.

In a small saucepan, heat the remaining ingredients until butter is melted. Transfer beans to a serving bowl: drizzle with butter mixture and toss to coat.

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  1. It's so awesome these came right out of your garden! Green beans are just about my favorite veggie and these look like they are prepared just right.

  2. oh yum, i LOVE greenbeans from the garden. this looks like a great way to prepare them!

  3. These sound really delicious ~ and the fact that you grew them in your own garden is awesome!

  4. I adore green beans. These are perfect!


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