Green Beans + Black Garlic Butter

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 lbs. Green Beans
  • 2 oz Black Garlic Butter
  • 1 Lemon
  • 1 oz EVOO
  • Sliced Almonds

KITCHEN TOOLS

  • 1 Large Sauce Pan
  • Large Spoon
  • Zester or Grater

PREP & COOKING INSTRUCTIONS

PREP TIME: 10 MINUTES - COOK TIME: 10 MINUTES

STEP 1: Clean green beans and break off ends.

STEP 2: Juice lemon and set aside. (Hint: roll lemon before you juice)

STEP 3: Heat olive oil in sauce pan and add green beans. Salt to taste.

STEP 4: Sauté for 7 to 8 minutes until tender but still bright green. In the last minute add lemon juice and reduce.

STEP 5: Turn off heat and add black garlic butter to pan. Stir until butter is melted.

STEP 6: Add to serving bowl and garnish with almonds.

WINE PAIRING

A great holiday wine is Lambrusco. Most Lambrusco is produced in the Emilia-Romangna region of Italy. Look for a frizzante, which is slightly sparkling. While Lambrusco is red it is light and effervescent and pairs well with holiday meals.

CONVERSATION STARTERS

If you could invite three famous people, past or present, to your thanksgiving meal, who would it be and why?