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Lemon, Orange and Garlic Sautéed Green Beans

9 February 2021

Another veggie dish for the veggie lovers, this is a great way to make your beans. You start by making a lemon and orange gremolata, set aside. Then you sauté sliced garlic in some butter, add the beans and toss, add some stock and cook for a few minutes with a closed lid. For kids, the beans are great just like this. For grown-ups, add the gremolata and some juice of the orange and lemon and served straight away.  A great dish as a side with fish or a roast chicken, like we did.

Recipe adjusted from Food & Wine

Lemon, Orange and Garlic Sautéed Green Beans

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By Saffron & Food & Wine Serves: 2-3
Prep Time: 5 minutes Cooking Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp chopped parsley
  • 1/2 tsp chopped rosemary
  • Zest of half a lemon + 1 tbsp juice
  • Zest of half an orange + 1 tbsp juice
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter or olive oil
  • 750 g green beans
  • 3/4 cup vegetable or chicken stock

Instructions

1

Start by making the gremolata: Combine the rosemary, parsley, lemon zest, orange zest, pepper and salt. Set aside.

2

In a large skillet sauté the garlic in butter or oil over medium-high heat until translucent and fragrant.

3

Add the beans and toss to coat, cook for 2 minutes.

4

Add the stock, cover the pan tightly and bring to a boil, ± 3 minutes.

5

Remove the lid and cook, tossing occasionally, until the beans are just cooked and still a bit al dente, ± 4 minutes. Turn off the heat.

6

If cooking for both kids and grownups, the beans like this are great for kids, so separate the desired amount and season with pepper and salt.

7

For adults add the gremolata to the beans and toss until fragrant.

8

Stir in the orange and lemon juices and transfer the green beans to a bowl. Serve right away.

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