Big's Cold Green Beans

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by bigmike&nan, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. bigmike&nan

    bigmike&nan Chillin' With My Peeps

    This recent stretch of HOT weather prompted me to make a bunch of great cold foods, served as side dishes or in groups as a quick cold meal. Outstanding on their own. My local Shop Rite had 14oz bags of frozen/trimmed green beans for $.88 !! Well worth it.


    Mis en place

    2 lb green beans, ends trimmed
    1 Tbls. salt
    8 oz. cherry tomatoes, cut in half
    Juice of one lemon
    1/3 cup EVO
    1 Tbls dijon mustard
    1 Tbls fresh chopped garlic
    5-6 oz crumbled feta cheese



    Preparation:

    Blanch green beans in a pot of boiling salted water about 3 minutes, remove and shock in cold water to stop cooking. Drain well in collander and place in bowl. Add remaining ingredients and toss well. Allow to sit for at least 1/2 hour before serving so flavors meld nicely.

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    OR:

    2 14 oz. bags frozen green beans
    2-3 Tbls butter
    1 Tbls EVO
    1 sprig fresh rosemary (about 20 fresh needles)
    1 Tbls finely chopped garlic
    2 Tbls finely chopped flat leaf parsley
    1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted

    Preparation:

    Blanch green beans in boiling water about 3 minutes. Meanwhile heat butter and EVO in another large pan, add rosemary sprig and saute 1 minute, then add garlic and saute 1 minute, remove green beans with spider basket and add to saute pan. Toss one minute, add parsley and almonds. Great served warm or cold.
     
  2. 2DogsFarm

    2DogsFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 10, 2009
    NW Indiana
    R U peeking into my fridge/freezer?

    I have the beans and a smidge of feta cheese waiting to get turned into this recipe.

    Perhaps alongside that meatloaf (made w/redwine, TYVM) I had planned for tonight...
     

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