Thursday, February 25, 2010

Simple Side: Grilled Haricot Vert Packets

fresh french style green beans
1 lemon
salt and pepper

Tear off equally sized pieces of foil for the number of people you have eating
Place a serving of clean green beans in the center of the foil
Squeeze a little lemon juice over them
Cut a pat of butter and place over the beans
Add salt and pepper to your liking

To make the foil packet bring up the two long sides of foil and fold/roll down making a center seam, then roll the ends up to keep the butter from dripping out, once melted.
Depending upon how crisp or tender you like your beans, I suggest allowing 10-15 minutes of cook time. Throw them on the top rack of the grill to cook.

Even though the ingredients here are simple the end result is freshly grilled haricot vert that has a nutty undertone.
The beauty of these little packets is that everyone can easily grab one and throw their own foil away, leaving you with no clean up and more time to enjoy the deliciously warm sunny day.