May/June 2016: Steam-Grilled Green Beans

Steam-Grilled Green Beans

the juice of half a large orange
2 tablespoons butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon light brown sugar
1 teaspoon of course sea salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed
1 red bell pepper, seeded & cut into 1/4 inch strips
1/2 cup chopped pecans

Whisk the first five ingredients together in a large bowl.
Add the remaining ingredients and stir until the green beans are well coated with the mixture.

Cut a piece of foil 24 x 12 inches and fold in half.
Fold the two long sides of the packet over three times to seal them.
Spoon the green bean mixture in the packet.
Fold the remaining open side over three times to seal the packet.
Do not puncture the foil.

Spread the beans flat within the packet and place on a medium-hot grill.
Cook for 15 minutes, turning the packet over halfway through — be careful not to puncture the packet.

Remove packet from grill and let stand for 5 minutes.
Puncture the packet with a fork to allow some of the steam to escape.
BE CAREFUL slitting the packet open to avoid burning yourself with escaping stream and/or liquid.

Simple and delicious!
Serves 4.

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