green beans, trimmed
butter, cut in small pieces
finely grated lemon zest
( about 1 lemon)
fresh ground pepper
- Fill a medium saucepan 3/4 full of water and bring to a boil.
- Add salt and beans.
- Return to a boil and cook 4-5 minutes or they are crisp tender.
- Remove from heat and drain.
- Put back in pan and add butter and zest.
- Season with pepper and more salt if you need it.