Monday, 26 March 2012

Almond beans

This is one of my favourites- ok the farmer usually opts for something else, but I think he is just the product of boarding school diets that didn't stretch to yummy sides like this one!! This is a great way of making a boring veg a dinner party star!!

  • fresh green beans, trimmed into about 3cm lengths
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper
  • about 3 Tblsp slivered almonds
I like my green beans pretty much raw but if you like you can steam the beans for a minute to soften them up. In a small frying pan or wok, add a splash of Olive oil and your beans. Toss together over a medium heat until you get a sizzle. Add the almonds and toss together. Be careful not to burn the almonds, the oil will begin to come out of them and they smell amazing, this is when they are perfect- a minute more and you have burning!!

  • This is a great side with chicken or game dishes. The rich flavour of the almonds is a great way to bring some life to a meal
  • Add finely sliced crispy bacon and sliced roasted red capsicums to this dish to make a great side salad

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