Green beans are boiled until soft in an engaging mixture of allspice and garlic.
INGREDIENTS (for 4 servings):
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 2 cloves garlic, crushed
- 1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed and snapped
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 teaspoons ground allspice
- salt and pepper to taste
Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir garlic until lightly browned. Mix in green beans and water, and bring to a boil. Stir in allspice, salt, and pepper. Cover, and simmer 20 minutes, until green beans are soft.