Sunday, August 03, 2008

Cold Herb Marinated Green Beans

Cold Herb Marinated Green Beans
Serves 6

2 Tb Fresh parsley
2 Tb Fresh chopped basil
1 ts Fresh oregano
5 Tb Red wine vinegar
2 Tb Finely chopped onion
2 Garlic cloves-peeled & crushed
1 lb Green beans
1/3 cup Extra virgin olive oil
Salt to taste (Kosher or sea salt)
Fresh ground pepper to taste

Choose a large bowl enough to accommodate the green beans later and put In the parsley, basil, oregano and vinegar. Let steep for 10 minutes. Add the onion and garlic, mix and let steep for at least 30 minutes. Snap off the ends of the green beans, rinse them in cold water, and drop them into boiling salt water. Drain the string beans while still very firm. Add the warm green beans to the bowl and marinate for a minimum of 1 hour and as much as 5 or 6 hours. Mix thoroughly from time-to-time. Serve the beans at room
temperature, adding the olive oil and salt/pepper to taste before serving.

You can serve on a bed of radicchio or with sliced summer tomatoes. In the spring substitute the green beans with asparagus

Initial recipe by Marcella Hazan recipe from Marcella's Kitchen

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