Roasted Green Beans

November 16, 2007


Roasting intensifies sugars and flavors and turns something you think you know well—like green beans—into your new best friend. Add a pinch of curry or toasted, ground cumin, if you like, or trade a tablespoon of olive oil for butter. They really are wonderful! SAM

1 pound green beans
2 tablespoons olive oil
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees F. Trim and string the beans, snapping them into 1-inch pieces. Toss with the oil, salt, and pepper and spread in one layer on a heavy baking pan. Place the pan on the top shelf of the oven and roast for 40 minutes or until browned.
Makes 2 servings.