CHEF/ Maroon Khoury
FACTS Coming from Lebanon, Khoury’s recently celebrated their 18 year in SoMi.
COOK TIME: 45 mins.
1 lb green beans
1/4 cup olive oil
1 medium – sized onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 cup chopped, peeled tomatoes
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1/2 cup water
Salt to taste
Freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon sugar
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
1) Wash beans well. Top and tail and remove strings if present. Cut into 5 cm (2 inch) lengths, or slit them lengthwise (French cut).
2) Heat olive oil in a pan and add onion. Fry gently until transparent, add garlic and cook a few seconds longer. .
3) Add tomatoes, tomato paste, water, sugar and salt and pepper to taste. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
4) Add prepared beans and parsley, cover and simmer for further 15-20 minutes until beans are tender. Serve hot or lukewarm in the traditional way. Very good served chilled.