Saturday, November 3, 2007

Roasted Garlic-Green Beans ..... Green Beans and Raosted Garlic Can Be aA Great Side Dish But, There Is Nothing Great Waiting An Hour To Toast Garlic

Roasted-Garlic Green Beans
Microwave temperatures vary - be sure to check the garlic after 45 seconds to see if it has softened. Both red and white wine vinegar work well here.
12 garlic cloves, peeled and halved lengthwise
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon sugar
1 1/2 pounds green beans, trimmed
3 tablespoons water
4 teaspoons wine vinegar
Salt and pepper
Microwave garlic and oil and sugar, uncovered, in a small microwave-safe bowl until garlic is softened and fragrant, abut 1 minute. Carefully transfer 1 tablespoon oil from garlic mixture to large non-stick skillet. Reserve remaining garlic mixture.
Heat skillet over medium-high heat until oil is shimmering. Add green beans and water to cook, covered, until light bright green, about 3 minutes. Add reserved garlic mixture to pan; do not stir. Continue to cook, covered, until beans are almost tender, about 3 minutes. Remove lid and cook, stirring occasionally, until beans are browned in spots and garlic is golden, 2 to 3 minutes. Off heat, stir in vinegar and season with salt and pepper.

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