First, I just wanted to let you know that I got the official word that my Cookbook (yet to be titled) has started production and will be in in the Copy Editing Phase for the next month. Here is the timeline the publishing company gave me and I'll keep you updated as to what Phase I'm in and when the book will be ready for purchase. I'm extremely excited but as you can see, it is a very long process. :)
And now for the recipe...
I LOVE fresh green beans but until the other night, I've never tried roasting them. Nor did I think to add fennel but I think I found a new way to eat them because these were so good! This recipe was so simple to make and only took 20 minutes from start to finish. I only made these as a side dish to go with my Fennel & Apple Stuffed Pork Chops but I wish I had more. I could have eaten the entire bowl! See, I told you...I even have to organize my dinner by food categories so everything matches. ;)
Roasted Fennel Green Beans
1 lb. Fresh Green Beans, trimmed and rinsed (you can also cut them in half if they're too long)
1 Fennel bulb, white part only, chopped
2 Cloves Garlic
3 tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Kosher Salt, to taste
Fresh Ground Black Pepper, to taste
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Place on a baking sheet and bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes. Serves 4.