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Saturday, June 19, 2010

Green Beans from the Garden

First fresh string beans of the season! 
Could not wait to savor the flavor and tenderness, cooked them tonight.

String Beans with Fresh Mint (Fagiolini con Menta)

1 lb. fresh beans
few sprigs of mint
2 cloves of garlic
1/2 cup olive oil

  1. Steam the beans until tender, mince mint and 1 clove of garlic and place over beans
  2. Saute' 1 clove of garlic in 1/2 cup of olive oil, add one or two dry hot peppers (optional), salt, black pepper and pour over steamed beans.  Mix well.