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Roasted Long Beans with Herb Butter

Serves 12

Time: 1 hour. You can make this dish with regular green beans, but long beans look more handsome.

Roasted Long Beans with Herb Butter

Photo: Leigh Beisch; Styling: Dan Becker
 2 garlic cloves, peeled
 3/4 cup butter, softened
 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
 1/2 cup roughly chopped flat-leaf parsley
 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
 1 teaspoon kosher salt
 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
 3 pounds yard-long beans (Chinese long beans) or regular green beans, ends trimmed
  Coarse sea salt (optional)
Step 1

In a food processor, whirl garlic to finely chop. Add butter, mustard, parsley, lemon juice, kosher salt, and pepper; whirl until well blended. Transfer to a bowl.

Step 2

Meanwhile, boil a quarter of beans at a time in a large pot of water until barely tender, about 3 minutes. Using tongs, immediately transfer beans to ice water and let cool, then transfer to a colander to drain.

Step 3

Preheat broiler with 1 rack 5 to 6 in. from heat and another rack below it. Blot beans dry, then arrange lengthwise in 2 rimmed baking pans. Dot beans in each pan with about a quarter of butter.

Step 4

Cook beans in oven 1 minute. Toss to coat with butter and switch positions of pans. Cook until top beans are blistered and speckled brown, 4 to 9 minutes. Remove top pan from oven, then broil second pan the same way.

Step 5

Transfer beans to a platter and sprinkle with coarse sea salt. Serve with remaining butter if you like.

Step 6

Make ahead: Prepare recipe through step 2; chill butter and beans airtight up to 1 day.

Step 7

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 0

Amount Per Serving
Calories 88Calories from Fat 60
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g10%

Saturated Fat 3.7g19%
Cholesterol 15mg5%
Sodium 144mg6%
Total Carbohydrate 8.3g3%

Dietary Fiber 3.9g16%
Protein 2.2g5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.