Spring is here!
I know, I know, it has sprung, but that’s just the dumbest thing ever in all of the land to say, right? Spring has been springing for a few weeks here already with this crazy weather, and some of our daisies and tulips have already done their thing and are gone until next year. Sad because it feels like time is going way too fast, you know?
This time of year I like cooking with a main ingredient and supplementing with salad or proteins that need to be used up. Kind of like spring cleaning for my fridge, no more languishing food, I say to myself every year. It’s a noble pursuit. These broiled green beans are definitely flavorful enough to be the absolute star of a dinner with some sliced tomatoes and grilled chicken or similar. They’re coated in butter and spices, to start, and the broiler action leaves you with some nice flavorful dark bits and beans that are tender but not sad/mushy. No one likes those guys.
And the Meyer lemon! Tastes like a Cutie + a lemon, but sub regular lemon if you have that instead of a Meyer. It is slightly sweeter than a regular lemon, but either variety would work perfectly. The lemon chars just a little bit and the juice mixes with the butter to make a nice little sauce.
You should probably serve these broiled green beans over rice for sauce-mopping purposes.