David's Favorite Recipes

Heather’s SAUTÉED Green Beans With Honey Butter & Ginger


My daughter Heather always adds a special touch to mundane dishes like fresh green beans. Try this very easy recipe and you’ll never prepare them any other way.


12 ounces fresh green beans
Kosher salt
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest


Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the green beans and cook until slightly tender but still crisp, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from the heat, drain in a colander, rinse with cold running water to stop the cooking, and set aside.

In a sauté pan over medium heat, melt the butter until it begins to sizzle. Add the green beans and stir in the grated ginger and honey. Cook, stirring, for about 2 minutes. Transfer to serving plates and garnish with lemon zest.