Boiled and Glazed Green Beans
The fresh pods containing the seeds of a variety of beans are referred to as green beans. Runner beans, yardlong beans or asparagus, french beans, string beans and snap beans may be sited as common examples. Green beans are different from other beans because they are consumed with the fresh pods which contain them. The fresh, unripened beans are harvested before the seeds fully mature. The beans are rich in a host of vital nutrients, among which are folates, folic acid, calcium, potassium, iron, magnesium and vitamins A,C and B6. they are low in unhealthy sugars and composed of dietary fibers.
Green beans are a versatile ingredient and could be served along with a host of preparation. In fact our boiled and glazed green beans are an excellent accompaniment with the classical potato puree,the recipe for which we have presented before.
The beans upon boiling retains their crunchiness, while getting tender at the same time. They should be soft to chew and full of their fresh Earthly flavors. Make sure that you add the beans to boiling water, in order to preserve their organic nutrients and flavors. The salty butter glazing seamlessly compliments the natural, slightly bitter oils of the fresh beans. Read on ahead and know for yourelf the recipe for boiled and glazed green beans.
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Glazed Boiled Beans - Healthy Recipe
- 250 grams fresh green beans
- Salt to taste
- Fresh ground pepper
- Fresh ground cloves
- Butter for glazing.
- 1/2 teaspoon sugar for caramelizing
- White sesame seeds for seasoning
Procedure for Preparation
- Add 2 teaspoon of water to 200ml of water and put it on boil.
- Add the beans when the water starts to boil.
- Let the beans boil under a medium flame for 6-10 minutes.
- Boil them enough to make them soft and still retain their crunchiness and organic flavor.
- Once the beans have boiled, remove them from the heat, and wash the boiled beans in cold water.
- The cold water will provide a shock action to the boiled beans and help them lock their natural taste.
- For preparing the glaze melt the butter in a pan.
- Add half teaspoon of sugar and mix it thoroughly in the butter.
- Pour the molten butter over the boiled beans and toss the beans up.
- Sprinkle white sesame seeds, fresh ground cloves and black peppercorn.
- Serve hot