Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Thanksgiving Side: Garlicy Green Beans with Steamed Chesnuts

Still figuring out what you'd like to bring to your Thanksgiving feast?  Try this, super simple, festive, yummy and Gundry-friendly side dish.
This recipe uses steamed chestnuts to put an autumn twist on garlic green beans.  I first discovered this slightly-sweet, and soft version of the holiday nut a couple of years ago when a stuffing recipe I wanted to make included them.  Since then, I always look for steamed chestnuts around the holidays. Trader Joe's has them for cheap (around $4 for 6 oz.).
12 oz green beans
4 oz steamed chestnuts
3 garlic cloves, sliced

Heat extra virgin olive oil on medium in a large skillet.  Add green beans to the pan and sprinkle with salt.  Cook the green beans until crisp tender.  Then add chestnuts and garlic and cook about 5 minutes more until garlic is golden and chestnuts are warmed.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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