11/19/17

Rosemary & Thyme Green Beans

The first steps to getting past boring green beans or the dreaded green bean casserole (if you don't like it) is using herbs for flavor such as the Rosemary and Thyme in this dish, as well as flavorful glaze over the beans that will make them irresistible.
Green Bean Recipe


This dish could not be more simple to make It literally only takes minutes to throw together, yet as my husband will testify, the flavor is so good, you'll smack peoples hands as they keep sneaking green beans outta the bowl before the meal!  To quote my husband: "I was surprised at how great the flavor was. for ordinary looking green beans, they were really full of surprises!"
alternative to green bean casserole

Of course I had to serve mine up in my grandmothers china bowl. It wouldn't be a family meal if you didn't cherish and bring back the memories of the ones we hold we dear through stories, dishes, recipes, and photos! Today it's her pretty pink china!
Glazed Green Beans with Hebs

Jan's Tip: If you want to use fresh herbs (like I did) substitute 1 1/2 teaspoons of fresh herbs for every 1/2 teaspoon of dried herbs in the recipe

Let's get cooking!




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Rosemary & Thyme Green Beans
The herbs dress up the taste of fresh Green beans, along with a nice flavor glaze that makes the taste just dance off your tongue
Ingredients
  • 1 lb. fresh green beans ends trimmed
  • 1 Tablespoon balsamic or apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, leaves finely crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt, coarse
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
Instructions
Place beans in a medium saucepan and cover with water.Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer for 4-6 minutes or until tender-crisp. Drain. Return to pan.Toss with Vinegar, Oil, Rosemary, Thyme, Sea Salt, and Pepper.Cook and stir over medium heat 1 to 2 minutes or till heated through.

Yield: 4 servings

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