Saturday, February 21, 2009

Green Beans with Pine Nuts, Garlic & Basil

  • 3 Tablespoons pine nuts
  • 1 lb. green beans, trimmed
  • 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh basil, chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  1. Place the pine nuts in a dry skillet and cook over medium heat, shaking the pan occasionally, for about 2 minutes or until they are golden in spots. (Be sure to watch them carefully so they don’t burn.) Transfer the pine nuts to a plate and let cool.
  2. Bring a shallow pan of water to a boil. Add the green beans and cook until just tender. Drain. Return the beans to the pan and add the butter and garlic; sauté for 2 minutes. Stir in the fresh basil and adjust seasonings to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Remove from heat and serve.

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