Friday, April 10, 2009

Easy Recipe: Blazin' Green Beans

DH almost finished the whole pound before I had a chance to taste one! These green beans were so easy to make, it is hard to believe they were so tasty.

Dina's Blazin' Green Beans
  • 1 lb or so of fresh green beans, trimmed and rinsed
  • 1 tbsp EVOO
  • 1 tsp crushed garlic (QUICK FIX: Garlic from a tube or jar)
  • dash or two of sea salt
  • 2 tbsp balsamic glaze (recipe below) (QUICK FIX: Balsamic glaze from a jar, like BLAZE brand)

Steam green beans until bright green and crisp-tender (on the "crisp" side). Meanwhile, saute garlic in a medium frypan until it starts to get golden. Add the beans and saute over medium-high heat. Add salt and cook for about 2 minutes. Add glaze, toss to coat, and serve.

Balsamic Glaze:
I've discovered Blaze and I love it. But you can make your own glaze too. Just simmer 1 cup of good quality balsamic vinegar mixed with 1 tbsp brown sugar for about a half hour. (The longer you let it simmer, the thicker and more intense the flavor.)

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