Monday, November 16, 2009
Recipe # Three from the Sage Hill Thanksgiving Table~
The standard and most used way to cook green beans is to cover them with water and boil slowly until they are tender. The big problem with this method is that most of the nutritional value is cooked away in the water.
( if you use this method toss in a small amount of Ginger about 5 minutes before end of cooking time-adds a nice flavor and some replacement value of what is lost in boiling.)
There are two other methods that are delicious and retains so much of the goodness that we are all striving for in our menu.
One is steaming...in a steamer pot just long enough to tenderize a bit.
Lightly season with your favorite blend, add a touch of real butter or olive oil and presto....fabulous beans.
My favorite way to prepare them is....In a large Dutch Oven ( I use iron ) heat 2 TBS of Grape Seed oil, add beans and saute' until hot through and through but still crispy. Sprinkle lightly with garlic powder and fresh grated Goat Cheese...just a small amount of cheese.
( toss in a few Lemon Balm leaves or sprinkle 1 teaspoon of dried into the saute'ing pot....yummy)
Even the kids will love them...at least ours do.
Hope you are having a fun time preparing for the coming Thanksgiving Day celebration, I am~
Sage Hill Farms
A festive share....by Confero Productions in Birmingham, Al. Confero is my eldest grandson's company and this is his design and layout for the Alabama Weddings Magazine.
Am I a proud grandmother...you bet~