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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Elle's Kitchen: Mediterranean Green Beans

A Restaurant Favorite at Home

One of our favorite local
restaurants is a Mediterranean/
Middle Eastern place.
It is a "go-to" place for those
of us who like ethnic fare
beyond the chain restaurants.
A nice husband & wife run it,
they sponsor our local public
radio station and it is a fun
and funky atmosphere.
It is the type of place, that
when the saganaki is set aflame
everyone yells, "Opa!"
They have the best green beans I
have every had ~ it's the type of dish
you crave when you wake up at 2am.

Take 2 cans of green beans
and drain most of the liquid
from them, place in medium
saucepan.  Add diced tomatoes,
do not drain and add to saucepan.
Heat on medium.
I use the tomatoes with
basil, garlic & oregano.

Add 1 1/2 teas. dried oregano
and 1 1/2 teas. cinnamon to
the veggies.  Heat & serve.

I hear people in this restaurant
begging for the recipe and I
always want to tell them, it's all
about the cinnamon.  I hope they
read this.  This is not their recipe
it is just the closest I have come
to recreating it at home.

1 comment:

  1. There's a restaurant in South Bend, IN called Alexander's that does their green beans the same way (Duh, I suppose all Middle East restaurants do). Any how, I LOVE this stuff too.


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