WAX BEANS WITH LEMON BUTTER

August 11, 2015

 

 

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 tablespoon coarse salt, plus more for seasoning

  • 1 pint wax beans, stem ends trimmed

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small pieces

  • 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest (about 1 lemon) or 1 tsp chopped lemon balm

  • Freshly ground pepper

 

DIRECTIONS

  1. Fill a medium (3-quart) saucepan three-quarters full of cold water. Set over high heat, and bring to a boil.

  2. Add salt and beans. Cook until water returns to a boil and beans are tender, 4 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat, and drain.

  3. Immediately return beans to saucepan. Add butter and zest. Toss; season with salt and pepper. Transfer to a serving bowl; serve warm.

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