Sunday, May 23, 2010

Tuscan Spring Green Beans

1 lb fresh green string beans

3 cloves garlic, minced
2 TBS olive oil

sea salt

Wash & string green beans; pat dry. Cut off stem ends & slice on the diagonal into 2 inch pieces. Place in small microwavable casserole with 2 TBS water; cover & microwave on high for 4 minutes (or until just beginning to cook). Drain well.

In large heavy saucepan, heat olive oil on medium high; add garlic & saute 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add green beans & saute until crisp tender, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle generously with coarsely ground sea salt.

Serve immediately.