A nice French recipe from Perfect Vegetables/Cook’s Illustrated.
-Bring a large pot of water to boil, adding 1 tsp salt.
-Tip and tail 1 pound of Roma or green beans.
-Cut the beans into 1-inch segments and then put the beans in the boiling water.
-Cook until beans are just tender, about 2-3 minutes.
-Drain well and pat dry with a kitchen towel.
-In a small bowl combine these spices;
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/8 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground ginger
-Melt 2 TBS butter in a large saucepan over medium-high heat.
-When the foaming subsides add the bowl of spices and cook stirring frequently until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
-Add 3 TBS heavy cream and the beans and cook for 1 minute until heated through.
-Season to taste with sea salt.