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Steamed Green Beans with Garlic

(recipe, Meredith Resnick)


  1. ¾ to 1 lb. fresh green beans, trimmed
  2. 2 to 4 whole garlic cloves, peeled
  3. Sea salt, to taste
  4. Olive oil or melted butter, for serving


  1. Fill the bottom part of a steamer with a quarter-inch or so of water and add the garlic cloves. Put the green beans in the steamer basket. Cover, bring to a simmer, and steam until the beans have lost just a bit of their natural crunch. Tip into a serving bowl and dress quickly with salt and a little oil or butter.


Culinate editor's note: If you wish to use frozen green beans instead of fresh, simply cook the beans for less time.