Microwave-Steamed Garlic Green Beans
- 1 pound green beans, stem ends removed
- 1 garlic clove, smashed and peeled
- 1 tablespoon butter, cut up
- Coarse salt
Place beans, garlic, butter, and cup water in a 2- to 2 1/2-quart shallow microwave-safe dish with a lid; season with salt. Cover, and microwave on high until beans are crisp-tender, 6 to 7 minutes. Stir, and pour off any excess liquid.