Spring Greens: Beans With Lemon Ginger Butter Recipe

Spring Greens: Beans With Lemon Ginger Butter Recipe

Early season Spring Greens together with green beans make a fabulous and easy to cook side dish which works so well with fish or chicken.
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    Melt the butter in a small saucepan. Once melted pour the butter into a glass, heatproof jug and leave to stand for 5 minutes for the milk solids in the butter to separate. Pour off the golden, clear, butter and discard the solids. 
  3. Step 3

    Pour the butter back into the pan, add the grated ginger, stir over a low heat, then add lemon juice a few drops at a time until you reach the desired taste - this is personal depending on how much you like lemon. Once you reach your desired taste, sprinkle lightly with sea salt and keep to one side. 
  4. Step 4

    Roll the Spring greens into a tight bunch and shred with a sharp vegetable knife. Top and tail the green beans and rinse under cold water. 
  5. Step 5

    Steam the beans over boiling water for 5 minutes until slightly cooked, then add the greens and steam for 3 minutes to gently wilted but not cooked through. 
  6. Step 6

    Tip the beans and greens into a warm serving bowl and pour over the dressing. Toss the two together and finish with a few grinds of black pepper. 
  7. Step 7

    Serve immediately.