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November 24, 2014 | Food and Wine, Wine Country Recipes | Fog Crest Vineyard

Thanksgiving Recipes - Fresh Sautéed Green Beans with Slivered Almonds

While we love the traditional Thanksgiving "green bean casserole" with mushroom soup like everyone else, sometimes we like to make the fresh produce the star and keep it simple. Fresh beans, good extra virgin olive oil, fresh lemon and some crunchy almonds are a great alternative.

 

Green Beans for Thanksgiving

 

Fresh Sautéed Green Beans with Slivered Almonds

1 ½ lb green beans, stem ends trimmed

1 tablespoon olive oil

½ teaspoon finely grated lemon zest

¼ cup sliced almonds

Trim stem and ends from green beans. Blanch beans in a pot of salted water, uncovered, until beans are bright green (about 1 minute). Drain beans in a colander and transfer to a bowl of ice water.  Drain.

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat and add beans, lemon zest and almond slices, stirring, until they are tender, but still crisp.  Remove from heat and season further to taste (we like some sea salt and freshly ground pepper).

Plate and serve immediately.

Serves 8 as a side dish.

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