Chef Julius' Haricot Vert

July 24, 2012 9:26:55 AM PDT
(French Green Beans)

1lb French green beans (rinsed and tips removed on one end)
2Tb Giangrandi Gourmet Extra Virgin Olive Oil
? tsp Chef Julius' Salt Blend
1tsp Etnia Merquen Spice Blend (optional)
? lemon (zest and juice)
2T kosher salt or sea salt for blanching

Directions:
Bring a large pot to a boil and add the kosher salt
Add the beans and boil 5-7 min. Use a slotted spoon and place beans in an ice bath.
The ice bath will stop the cooking process. Place beans on a paper towel and let drain.
Heat a saut? pan on med-high heat for 2min. Add the olive oil. Heat 2min more.
Add the beans and saut? for 3-5min. Add the merquen spice & Chef Julius' Salt Blend. Saut? for 2min more.
Remove the beans and sprinkle with lemon zest


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