In our last house, I enjoyed the use of 2 fabulous fridges and 2 great ovens.
In this house, I do not have that same luxury.
So, unfortunately, some of my green beans froze in the fridge. In order to rescue the green beans, I pan roasted rather than steaming them.
This is made similar to the cauliflower, that I already posted.
I find pan roasting even more flavorful than steaming and something a little different.
It was fast and easy and only required one pan to clean.
Green beans, trimmed
Salt, pepper and fresh minced or crushed garlic
Optional tamari or soy sauce. I did not use this in order to keep the sodium level lower.
Spray oil the pan and add the green beans. Sauté until beginning to soften. Then, add salt and pepper to taste.
Begin cooking with a medium to high heat. Then, add water as necessary to avoid burning the green beans and garlic.
If desired, add soy sauce, tamari and crushed fresh garlic. Sauté until desired texture.
It came out great! No one noticed that some of the beans had been frozen.
Simple, fast and easy.