Robbie (mdpenguin) wrote in vegancooking,

Loubia Bil Luz

This is an Algerian preparation of green beans. I don't know where I got this recipe, so if you recognize it please tell me who to credit. I think it is usually served as a main dish, but I think it would make a great side dish as well. You'll get about 4 servings as a main dish and probably 8, give or take, as a side dish.
  • 1 lb fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 4 cups salted water
  • 1 clove garlic, pressed
  • ½ tsp cumin, ground
  • ¼ tsp Hungarian sweet paprika
  • ¼ tsp cloves, ground
  • 1 tbs almond slivers *
  • Cayenne pepper to taste **
  • 3 tbs Peanut oil

  1. Simmer the green beans in the lightly salted water for about 30 to 45 minutes, until they are just tender
  2. Heat oil, garlic, paprika, cloves and cumin in a sauce pan for about two minutes, constantly stirring.
  3. Add almonds to sauce, stirring just enough to coat
  4. Drain green beans and pour on sauce, tossing to coat thoroughly

Notes: I understand that one should never to use canned in this and I don't know about frozen as I've only tried this recipe once.

* I didn't use the almonds as I don't like them and it was tasty. Since they aren't prepared in the sauce their absence doesn't affect the dish too much.

** I don't think that this was in the recipe I found originally. As such, it's pretty safe to call it optional.
Tags: beans-green
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