Green Beans Almondine
An easy classic that's even easier using a microwave oven.
slivered, or sliced, or chopped, toasted
Wash beans and cut off ends.
Place in a deep, 2-litre heat-resistant, non-metallic casserole with water.
Heat, covered, in Microwave Oven 10 to 12 minutes or until beans are crisp-tender.
Add butter, almonds, salt, black pepper and nutmeg to drained green beans.
Stir to combine.
Heat, uncovered, in Microwave Oven 5 minutes or until butter has melted and beans are tender.
Steam green beans in a steamer for about 5 minutes.
Right away transfer into ice water to stop green beans from cooking.
Heat butter in large nonstick skillet over medium high heat until butter is melted.
Cook green beans until they are tender but still crisp, about 2 minutes.
Season with salt and black pepper to taste.
Transfer to serving plate. Sprinkle with almonds and cranberries if using.