Green Beans with Anchovies Recipe

  • 1 (9 ounce) package frozen cut green beans
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 3 anchovy fillets, oil reserved
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
  1. Place the green beans in a medium saucepan, and mix in the garlic, water, and lemon juice. Cover, and bring to a boil. Cook, stirring occasionally, 8 to 10 minutes, until tender but crisp. Drain, and transfer to a medium bowl.
  2. In a small bowl, mash the anchovy fillets and about 1 tablespoon reserved oil. Toss into the bowl with the green beans. Season with pepper. Serve immediately.