So i made meatloaf for dinner today. and so of course i'd make mashed potatoes (I know what you're thinking; isn't this recipe for green beans?) . Anyway, ... I screwed up on.. frozen instant Trader Joe mashed potatoes. I accidentally put in.. oh about, 2 tablespoons of black pepper. MY POTATOES TURNED GRAY! they were really spicy too. into the trash. how sad.
so i found some fresh green beans in the fridge and decided to clean those.
about 5 cups of fresh green beans (cleaned and stems cut or snapped off)
I added around 2 Tb of olive oil to a hot saucepan and then sliced up 4 cloves of garlic(more is more in the case of Garlic). i quickly sauteed it a bit, then added the green beans. mixed it about so that it was coated. then added some black pepper,some crushed red pepper and some kosher salt. covered it. sliced a lemon in half. sliced up half a lemon rind. added the lemon rind to the green beans and squeezed the juice of the lemon halfonto it. stirred it about. added about 1 Tb more of olive oil. covered it. added the rest of my mom's sliced honey toasted almonds (plain ones will do I should think).. which is oh about 1 Tb worth. tasted the green beans. added more salt. then covered it until it was ready! The green beans should be al-dente... because mushy green beans are never good!
When plating it; instead of leaving the"chikuggi" (korean for left behind bits) in the pan, i put it on top of the green beans, so that the green beans had a nice, semi-carmelized toasted almond and garlic and lemon rind topping.