200gramsgreen beans - topped and sliced into bite sized pieces
Place the beans in a lidded pan with the salt. Pour in enough boiling water to just about cover the beans. Place a lid on the pan and simmer until just tender. Length will vary according to the type of bean and the size of slices, but it will be around ten minutes.
Drain and place on a warmed serving dish.
Add a large dollop or two of crème fraïche immediately, so it melts over the beans to produce a tangy silky sauce.
Meanwhile, toast a handful or two of flaked almonds in a frying pan until golden. Keep a close eye on them as they can burn very easily.
Scatter the almonds over the beans followed by a few nori seaweed flakes. Finish with a good grinding of black pepper.
Keep any water left over from the beans to add to soups, stews or sauces.French beans and runner beans are the most common, but if you grown your own there are all sorts of interesting beans you can use.Please note: calories and other nutritional information are per serving. They’re approximate and will depend on serving size and exact ingredients used.