Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Fresh Green Beans with a Lemon Basil Butter Sauce

We loved these green beans! They were so different from how we normally cook them (sauteed with garlic) and they were really refreshing after a super hot day. I found the recipe Cheat Day Cafe and adapted it a bit.

1 lb. fresh green beans, trimmed
1/4 stick butter, cubed
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. basil
1 Tbsp. lemon juice

Place the beans in a steamer basket over a large saucepan with 1 inch of water. Bring to a boil: cover and steam for 8-10 minutes or until crisp-tender.In a small saucepan, heat the remaining ingredients until butter is melted. Transfer beans to a serving bowl: drizzle with butter mixture and toss to coat.

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