Grilled Balsamic Beans


This is almost too simple to post as a recipe, but it's worth it. It would seem that most people love green beans, however it wasn't until I had them grilled with a rich balsamic vinegar that I had the same appreciation as the rest of the world.  If your barbecue has a solid flat griddle section you are set, but you can make these without it. I have also seen grill skillets and pans for sale. I used two layers of kitchen foil with the edges folded up and crimped in the corners to create a "tray." This worked perfectly well for holding the vinegar and oil on the beans.

Ingredients: 1 bunch of green beans, stems removed 1/4 cup olive oil 1/4 cup good balsamic vinegar Sea salt Freshly ground black pepper

Method: Place beans in a bowl and toss with the oil, vinegar, salt and pepper until well-coated.  Heat grill to medium-high heat (about 375 degrees if you have a thermometer on your barbecue).  Place beans and all of the oil and vinegar onto the foil "tray" or pan, moving the beans around while they cook. Remove from the grill when they have browned a bit and are tender with a little crunch.