Lemony Green Beans

From Cook's Country | February/March 2010

Why this recipe works:

Adding lemon juice directly to the water we used to steam our Lemony Green Beans made them soft and turned them a drab olive green. We found lemon zest provided lemon flavor without any unpleasant side effects. Even a full lemon’s worth of zest gave us scant lemon flavor, until we cut the… read more

Adding lemon juice directly to the water we used to steam our Lemony Green Beans made them soft and turned them a drab olive green. We found lemon zest provided lemon flavor without any unpleasant side effects. Even a full lemon’s worth of zest gave us scant lemon flavor, until we cut the beans in half. Exposing more surface area allowed the lemon flavor to penetrate the beans.

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Serves 4

For green beans with a richer glaze, add an extra 2 tablespoons of butter in step 2.

Ingredients

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