Monday, June 1, 2009

Anti-Vampire Garlic Green Beans and Yellow Squash

There's nothing really funny about green beans and squash, they were just both left over in my fridge at the end of the week (ba da ching!), so I don't have a story for you. If you need a laugh, visit Just Barely and find out why Jesus wants you to eat doughnuts.

Anti-Vampire Garlic Green Beans and Yellow Squash

Here's what you're going to need:

1-2 lbs of fresh green beans (or however much you have in the fridge)
2 ish yellow/zephyr squash (again, just use what you have)
1 small onion, diced
2-3 large cloves of garlic, smashed and minced
olive oil
kosher salt
pepper (freshly ground is best)

And here's what you're gonna do:

Snip the ends off of the green beans and cut the squash into thin 2ish inch strips, kind of like match sticks. Only they're a good source of manganese and vitamin C instead of fire.

Start sauteing the garlic and onions in olive oil over medium heat. You're going to want enough olive oil to lightly coat the green beans and squash.

While the garlic and onions are sauteing, bring a couple of inches of water to a boil then steam the green beans and squash for two minutes. If you don't have a steam basket, then for Christ's sake, go buy yourself one. They're very useful. If buying a steam pot doesn't top your list of to-dos, then boil the green beans and squash in enough water to cover for about 2 1/2 - 3 minutes. When you're done steaming / boiling, stop the cooking and keep those green beans crisp by plunging those bad boys in ice water. Let them hang out there until the garlic and onions are tender and done to your liking.

Add the green beans and the squash to the garlic and onions, flavor with as much salt and pepper as your little heart desires, and continue to saute until heated throughout. This will take about fiveish minutes. Toss it all in a bowl to make sure everything's coated in a little olive oil and enjoy! Unless you're a vampire, in which case I guess die or vomit or whatever's supposed to happen when you eat garlic.


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  3. In perhaps the only relevant comment so far, thank you for the very simple recipe to get my creative juices flowing about what to do with the green beans and squash in my fridge.


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