Friday, November 6, 2009

Thanksgiving Recipe...Garlicky Green Beans

I know that most of you probably want a green bean casserole recipe but you are not getting that from me, I don't like it and it taste like crap, I really don't understand why it became a Thanksgiving staple. I do love green beans however so I give you today's recipe:

Garlicky Green Beans

Recipe courtesy

We cook then cool the beans in advance so they can be heated up and seasoned moments before the meal. If you don't like tarragon, substitute dill or leave it out completely.

Prep Time:
35 min
Inactive Prep Time:
hr min
Cook Time:
10 min


8 servings, about 1 cup each


* 2 pounds green beans, trimmed
* 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
* 3 tablespoons minced garlic
* 3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
* 1 tablespoon chopped fresh tarragon or 2 teaspoons dried
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* Freshly ground pepper to taste


Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Place a large bowl of ice water next to the stove.

Add half the green beans to the boiling water and cook until tender-crisp, about 4 minutes. Transfer the beans with a slotted spoon to the ice water to cool. Repeat with the remaining beans. Place a kitchen towel on a baking sheet and use a slotted spoon to transfer the beans from the ice water; blot dry with another towel.

Just before serving, heat oil in a large Dutch oven or large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add the green beans and stir. Add parsley, tarragon, salt and pepper and cook, stirring, until heated through, 1 to 3 minutes.

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