Frosted Green Beans

Submitted by John on Sun, 05/10/2020 - 14:47
Frosted Green Beans

This vegetable side dish is easy to make and the presentation is pretty. Leftovers work fine as a cold salad, but reheating it can overcook the beans.

In Italian, you would call this Fagiolini Glassato al Sesamo.  

4 Servings
Preparation time
30 minutes
  1. Boil the beans for 5 minutes in salted water, then drain.
  2. Meanwhile, saute the scallions in the butter for about 5 minutes.
  3. Scrape the zest of the half lemon into the scallions, then squeeze the lemon juice into a small bowl and pour the juice into the pan leaving the seeds behind.
  4. Add the drained beans, mix well, and simmer for 10 minutes more. Season with salt and pepper as needed.
  5. In a different, small pan, toast the sesame seeds over moderate heat until they smell good, maybe a minute or two.
  6. Transfer the beans to a serving dish, and scatter the sesame seeds over the top.
  7. Serve hot, drizzled with a little extra-virgin olive oil.
Silver Spoon Cookbook