Monday, January 18, 2010

The Wow Factor!

Spicy Garlic Green Beans -5 stars
I knew the minute I saw these green beans here that I had to make them and soon. For one, I love fresh green beans. The snap and the extreme flavor is like non other. Second, the beautiful color of these beans.. well I knew right off I wanted to photograph them. But OMG (oh my gosh), the flavor of these had a huge WOW factor.. and I mean for real, when I tried one I said out loud WOW. I will make this again and again just to eat.. It was super easy!

Spicy Garlic Green Beans

1 lb green beans, ends trimmed
2 tbsp olive oil
6 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp red pepper flakes
sea salt

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the green beans and cook until just tender but they still have a bite. Drain and shock in an ice bath.
Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large skillet. Add the garlic and red pepper flakes and saute as they release their flavor. Add the green beans to the skillet and combine while heating the green beans again. Remove and finish with a sprinkle of finishing salt and pepper if desired.


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