A Christmas side dish is also very important and often neglected so I love to make sure mine are packed with flavour! Simple additions such as toasted almonds or lemon zest can really add to the textures and flavours. It’s a perfect way to get even the fussiest of eaters to eat their greens.
Make these for your family this Christmas time and let me know how it goes and share your recreations with #madeleineshaw.
1 pack of green beans
2 tbsp of olive oil
3 garlic cloves, sliced
1 pinch of chilli flakes
sea salt and pepper
lemon zest and juice
20g of toasted almonds
Start by boiling a pot of water and add the green beans for 2 minutes then drain.
Add the oil and garlic to a pan and fry for a few minutes then add the green beans, salt, pepper, chilli flakes, lemon zest and fry for a few minutes until the beans go a little golden.
Toast the almonds separately until slightly golden.
Top with a squeeze of lemon juice and the toasted almonds.