Green Beans Almondine
  • 1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • ⅓ cup sliced or slivered almonds
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Season with sea salt if desired and a few grinds of fresh black pepper, to taste
  • Additional lemon wedges for garnish
  1. Cook green beans in a small amount of salted water until tender but still firm.
  2. Drain and immediately immerse in a large bowl of ice water to blanch. This will help the beans remain beautifully bright green.
  3. Heat a large skillet over a medium heat and add the almonds. Toast them by stirring constantly for about 30 seconds. You want them light brown but not burnt. DO NOT WALK AWAY...I'm serious here because I did and ended up with cremated almonds.
  4. Add the butter and the lemon juice to the pan and mix with almonds. Add the beans and sauté for one to two minutes, or until all of the beans are coated.
  5. Season to taste with sea salt and pepper and serve warm.