Green Beans and Onions

  • 4 cups fresh green beans, washed and ends removed (frozen French style green beans work, too, especially when fresh beans are not in season)
  • 1 onion (your favorite variety), julienned to your desired thickness
  • 1-2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 Tablespoon soy sauce
  • Salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste

In a large skillet, heat the extra virgin olive oil and butter over medium heat until the butter has melted. Add the minced garlic and cook for a couple minutes, allowing the flavor of the garlic to infuse the butter/oil. Add the red pepper flakes and soy sauce then stir to combine. After one minute, add the green beans and cook them almost to your desired level of doneness, stirring occasionally…I like my green beans with a little crunch. When using frozen beans, I thaw them first and allow them to drain in order to rid them of excess water. Once the green beans are just about done, toss in the julienned onions and cook for another two to five minutes, until the onions have softened but maintain their lovely crunch and zingy bite. Serve and enjoy!

CJC

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