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Green Beans in Garlic Sauce


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Ingredients

1 1/2 lbs. green beans
4 oz. fresh Shitake mushrooms (optional)
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese (optional)
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
1/4 cup fresh Italian parsley, chopped
pinch of fresh basil and oregano, minced
pinch of red pepper flakes
1/2 cup plain bread crumbs (optional)
8 cloves garlic, peeled



In a saucepan, bring 5 cups water to a boil with 1


tablespoon salt. Add fresh green beans (strings and ends


removed). Boil beans for 4-5 minutes, until tender but not


overcooked. When tender, shock beans in a bowl of ice water


to prevent overcooking and retain bright green color. Remove


after 30 seconds and let drain in colander.



In a large heavy bottom skillet, heat olive oil with cloves


of garlic and mushrooms. Sauté until garlic becomes tan,


but not brown. Mash garlic into oil with the tines of a


fork. Add cooled beans, parsley, butter and remaining


ingredients. Toss with cheese and bread crumbs (optional)


and serve when butter has melted.



Cook's Note: Garlic cloves may be removed before serving, or


left in for added flavor, as desired. Garlic can be pureed


or pressed through a sieve, but this will eliminate the


"roasted" garlic flavor which characterizes this dish. May


be served either warm or cold (if served cold, omit


butter).



Variations: A strip of lean bacon or Pancetta may be sautéed


in olive oil before adding garlic, then crumbled in. For a


piquant flavor, the beans may be served cold, as a salad,


and dressed with a few drops of freshly squeezed lemon or


balsamic vinegar.



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Notes

Cook's Note: Garlic cloves may be removed before serving, or

left in for added flavor, as desired. Garlic can be pureed

or pressed through a sieve, but this will eliminate the

"roasted" garlic flavor which characterizes this dish. May

be served either warm or cold (if served cold, omit

butter).

Variations: A strip of lean bacon or Pancetta may be sautéed

in olive oil before adding garlic, then crumbled in. For a

piquant flavor, the beans may be served cold, as a salad,

and dressed with a few drops of freshly squeezed lemon or

balsamic vinegar.

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