July 12, 2008


2 pounds string beans -- fresh, cleaned and ends removed
½ tablespoons olive oil
4 cloves garlic
1 tablespoon fresh basil leaves
1 tablespoon fresh parsley
1 bay leaf
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 cup mushrooms,chopped
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
Salt, to taste

1.This side dish is delicious if served with couscous or steamed rice.
2.Bring a large pot of water to a boil with 1 tablespoon of salt. Add green beans and cook until slightly tender, not soft. Remove beans from water and run under cold water until they are cooled.
3.Heat oil in large pan and add beans and cook for 3-4 minutes. Add garlic, herbs and spices.Mix for 1 minute and add Worcestershire, balsamic.
4.Finally add mushrooms and stir cover for 1 minute. Turn off fire and leave covered for 2 minutes. Serve hot.

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