Corey picked a ton of green beans out of the garden the other day, so I thought we should try a new recipe. These were fabulous!
1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed
2 large shallots, coarsely chopped or 1/4 cup chopped onion
2 Tbsp. water
1 Tbsp. canola oil or vegetable oil
1 tsp. reduced-sodium soy sauce
2 Tbsp. shredded or coarsely snipped fresh basil (or 1 tsp dried basil)
1. In a large bowl, toss together beans, shallots, water, oil, soy sauce, and basil; set aside.
2. Fold a 36x18-inch piece of heavy foil in half to make an 18-inch square. Place bean mixture in
center of foil. Bring together 2 opposite edges of foil; seal with a double fold. Fold remaining edges together to enclose the beans, leaving space for steam to build.
3. Preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium. Place packet on grill rack. Cover and grill beans for 20 minutes, turning once. Remove packet from the grill and cool slightly. Carefully
open packet (some steam will escape). Return open foil packet to the grill rack. Continue grilling
5 minutes more or until beans are just browned and crisp-tender, stirring occasionally.
4. To serve, transfer beans to a large serving bowl. Season to taste with sea salt.
Makes 6 side-dish servings.
Oven "Grilled" Green Beans: Prepare as above, except place bean mixture in a shallow
baking pan. Bake in a 450 degree F oven for 20 minutes, stirring once, or until beans are just
browned and crisp-tender.
Recipe adapted from Midwest Living