Beans Roasted

The only thing better than roasted vegetables are tempura vegetables.  Or as I refer to them, deep-fried heaven.
Unfortunately, when it comes to all things deep-fried, my knowledge/skill base is sub-par.  It's a good thing my favourite sushi joint is only 5 minutes away.  Making tempura vegetables easily (almost too easily) attainable.  Also, it helps that J and I have sushi date night every Monday.  Sushi take out, a bottle of wine, and an hour to ourselves.  I love Mondays.  I love sushi.  I love tempura.

Since it's Friday and not Monday, tonight's vegetables are coming to you in roasted form.   Roasted green beans.  Charred up and so very cheesy.  Who wants steamed vegetables when this is an option.

Confession:  when craving sushi or tempura, no amount of any other food, will ease the longing/lusting/needing of said sushi or tempura.  Blah.  Is it Monday yet?  At least melty & crispy cheese is a close 2nd...

Parmesan Roasted Green Beans

1lb whole green beans (frozen)
olive oil
sea salt & fresh ground pepper
1/3 cup shaved Parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 400 F.  Place beans on a cookie sheet.  Drizzle with olive oil, and sprinkle with salt & pepper to taste.  Toss until coated.
Cook for 20 minutes, turning at the 10 minute mark.  Remove from oven, sprinkle with Parmesan and return to oven, cooking for another 10-12 minutes until cheese is melty & crispy.

Serves: 4
slightly adapted from Tyler Florence


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