String Beans With Rosemary And Basil

Course : Beans
Serves: 4
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1 pound firm -- tiny string beans, -- trimmed if desired
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 small onion -- finely chopped
1 clove garlic -- finely chopped
2 sprigs fresh rosemary -- leaves only, finely chopped
10 medium fresh basil leaves -- finely chopped

Preparation / Directions:

Bring a generous amount of lightly-salted water to the boil in a large saucepan or soup pot. Plunge the beans into the boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Drain in a colander and shake dry. In a large heavy skillet heat the butter over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring frequently, for 3 to 4 minutes, or until softened. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Add the rosemary and basil and stir together for 1 minute more. Add the beans and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, until they are just tender and coated with the onion butter. Comments: The original recipe title as listed is "String Beans With Rosemary And Basil (Vagems Com Alecrim E Manjericao)".

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