Thursday, 1 September 2016

garlic-parmesan skillet green beans


the best part of summer is all the wonderful fresh produce.  
and the warm temperatures. 
and the patio beverages with friends.  
and the early morning walks.

but back to the fresh produce...

farmers' markets will always top my list of favourite things to do/places to go. 
i buy what's fresh, what looks best, and take my inspiration from there.


of course summer to me = green beans

obviously.

simple.
healthy.
beautiful.

i just love them so.  cheers.xo.



garlic-parmesan skillet green beans

ingredients:
2 lbs green beans, ends trimmed
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
pinch red pepper flakes
sea salt & pepper to taste
2 tablespoons water
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese

method:
heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat.  add in red pepper flakes and stir.  add in green beans, cooking, stirring often until blistered and browning in areas 7-9 minutes.  add in garlic, salt and pepper, cook for 30 seconds until fragrant.  add in water and cover.  cook until beans are bright green and crisp tender, 1-2 minutes.
remove from heat top with parmesan cheese and serve.

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