Quick-cooking green beans take this side dish recipe from start to finish in 20 minutes. Lemon peel and shallots add an elegant air and fresh flavor.
In a 12-inch skillet cook beans in lightly salted boiling water for 2 to 5 minutes or until barely crisp-tender. Drain; rinse beans with cold water. Cover and chill up to 4 hours. (To serve right away, chilling step may be omitted).
In same skillet heat oil over medium-high heat. Add shallots and garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 to 3 minutes or until softened and beginning to brown. Add green beans. Toss for 3 to 4 minutes or until heated through. Remove from heat. Stir in lemon peel, salt, and pepper. Serve with lemon wedges. Makes 8 servings.