Green Beans with Almonds

Fagiolini Verdi Con Le Mandorle


4 tablespoons olive oil
1 pound green beans, ends trimmed and parboiled for 3 minutes
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
3 tablespoons chopped fresh Italian parsley
5 garlic cloves, thickly sliced
1/2 cup blanched, slivered almonds
1 tablespoon freshly grated Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese
Serves 4
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Heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oli in a large nonstick saute pan set on high heat until it begins to sizzle, about 2 minutes. Add the green beans and cook for 2 minutes. Stir in 1/4 teaspoon of the salt, the pepper and parsley and cook for 1 minutes. Transfer the cooked beans to a dish.
Add the remaining olive oil to the same pan and cook over medium heat for 1 minute. Add the garlic and almonds and cook for 2-3 minutes, until the garlic and almonds start to brown.
Return the cooked green beans to the pan, add the remaining salt and cook for 5 minutes, tossing until well mixed. Remove from the heat, add the Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, toss well and serve immediately.
Chef's Tip:
If you would prefer not to parboil the green beans, they can be steamed for 4 minutes instead. This method can be used with all the green bean recipes in the book.
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