Green Beans with Browned Butter and Pine Nuts

Photo by Franny N.

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

6

servings

PREP TIME

--

minutes

TOTAL TIME

--

minutes

SERVINGS

6

servings

Ingredients

  • 1 to 11

    ⁄2 lbs (500 to 750 g) green beans

  • 2

    tbsp (25 mL) butter

  • 1

    clove garlic

  • 1

    ⁄4 cup (50 mL) pine nuts

  • 1

    ⁄4 cup (50 mL) water

  • 1

    ⁄4 tsp (1 mL) salt

  • Several grindings of black pepper

  • 1

    small lemon

Directions

1. Cut off stem end of bean leaving thin point intact. Diagonally slice into pieces about an inch (2.5 cm) long. 2. Heat butter in a large frying pan over medium heat until hot. Meanwhile crush garlic clove with the side of a chef’s knife; do not mince. Add to butter. Cook until garlic is browned and butter is bubbly and browning. 3. Add pine nuts; stir frequently for 30 seconds. Add water and beans. Cover and stir occasionally for 5 to 7 minutes or until hot, tender and most of water is evaporated. Toss with salt and pepper. Remove and discard garlic clove. 4. Turn into a warmed serving dish. Using a zesting tool or rasp, scatter lemon zest over top of beans. Serve right away.

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