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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Sautéed French Beans with Garlic and Pomegranate Seeds

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Hello Friends, 

I'm back with one more easy, super scrumptious and healthy side dish recipe for you. Today's french beans recipe is must try recipe for garlic and french bean lovers. 

Sautéed French Beans with Garlic and Pomegranate is very delicious and flavorful combo. The best suited words for today's recipe are - it can't be easier than this, you can't go wrong with garlic and french beans, yummy in the tummy, fast to cook, good to eat.

I think this type of food preparations are still not common in Indian houses as the main reason is the age old culture of joint family system. When we cook for families, the focus is always on to cook in a way that everyone in the home gets their portion right. I've never seen mom making french beans this way.. It's mainly cooked in spicy onion, tomato gravy and french beans are slightly over cooked in that gravy..

I have learned this recipe way back and I still remember it was a very first recipe in the continental cooking classes. The focus was on to blanch french beans perfectly means it should remain crisp with a beautiful and vibrant green color.

The plan of action for today's recipe is to blanch french beans until barely tender and then sauté it in a butter and olive oil with minced garlic and green chillies and then and garnish it with pomegranate arils.

Let's get started
♨ Recipe details

🔸Preparation time 5 - 10 minutes
🔸Cooking time 5 - 10 minutes 
🔸Serving 2 - 3
🔸Cuisine - Continental

Ingredients required 

🔹200 grams french beans 
🔹2-3 tsp salt
🔹Pinch of soda bicarbonate
🔹1 tbsp butter 
🔹1-2 tsp olive oil
🔹4-5 garlic cloves
🔹1green chilli or as preferred 
🔹1-2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
🔹½ tsp vinegar 
🔹1-2 tbsp pomegranate arils for garnish


Step 1 Mise en place

French beans - remove both the ends - rinse - keep it aside until called for.

Garlic - peeled and finely chopped 

Green chillies - finely chopped 

Step 2 Boil french beans

◾Bring water to a boil in medium saucepan. 
◾Add salt and a pinch of soda bicarbonate. 
◾Add french beans and cook for 2-3 minutes until barely tender but still crisp and bright green. Just be there and keep checking till it gets to the desired tenderness and not overcooked. 
◾Drain the water and immediately plunge beans into a bowl filled with ice cold water for 10-15 seconds. Drain - keep it aside until called for.

♨ Step 3  Sauté

◾Heat the butter and olive oil in a large skillet over a medium heat. 
◾Add minced garlic, stir fry until light golden brown. 
◾Add the french beans, vinegar, salt and pepper. Toss it up well.
◾Sauté it for a min or two until beans are heated through and nicely coated.
◾Transfer it to serving plate, garnish it with pomegranate arils. 
◾Serve immediately and enjoy!

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