I was trying to come up with something other than green bean casserole to prepare this Christmas. Don't get me wrong, I love green bean casserole, but I was ready for a change and did not want to take up precious oven room for another baked dish. This dish was inspired by the wonderful green beans that you order in Italy, but they never taste quite the same here. This one turned out great and everyone really liked it, they did, they really, really liked it.
Haricots Verts with Lemon and Garlic
2 bags (12oz) frozen Haricorts Verts, thawed
2 Tbsp. butter
1 Tbsp. olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
Juice of 1 lemon
Zest of 1 lemon
In a large skillet, melt butter; add olive oil. Stir in beans, garlic, juice and zest. Cook until beans are heated through. Serve.