Fratelli Perata Winery

Green Beans

We never would normally think of serving green beans with red wine, but this dish is an easy match to the Cabernet Franc. This recipe is simple, delicious, and a very nice pair to the Cab Franc. The garlic and onions add another layer of flavor that elevates the green beans to be almost an entrée on their own. Serve as a side dish to a nice steak and your meal is made.

1 pound fresh green beans (trimmed)
1 tbsp olive oil
1 onion, chopped
3 garlic gloves, minced
salt and pepper to taste
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add 1 teaspoon of salt and the green beans and cook for about 2 minutes until blanched. Drain and rinse with cold water, until cool, or place in a bowl of ice cold water.

Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook until softened. Add in the green beans, season with salt and pepper to taste, sauté for 3 minutes or until desired doneness. 

Serve warm with Cabernet Franc.