Great Grilled Green Beans
I think by now we have grilled every vegetable, right? Except for green beans.
What are you waiting for?
This was our last harvest of green beans for the summer at our militant community garden, so what better way than to grill them up.
This is Michael Ruhlman's recipe and I think it's the best.
Make sure you eat them with your fingers, not a fork.
Great Grilled Green Beans (adapted from Michael Ruhlman):
1/4 cup olive oil
2 to 3 cloves of garlic, minced
1 to 2 teaspoons red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 pound green beans, stems trimmed
1 lemon for zesting
kosher salt to taste
Combine olive oil and garlic in a bowl (as well as the red pepper flakes and cumin if using). Add the green beans and toss by hand till they’re uniformly coated.
Put the beans in a hot grill basket or on the hot grate of the preheated grill and cook till they’re brown and tender, about 7 minutes total.
Remove to a serving dish, season with kosher salt and finish with freshly grated lemon zest.