Green Beans with Lemon and Garlic


1-pound of green beans with their ends trimmed
1 tablespoon olive oil
1-1/2 tablespoons butter
2 large garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon lemon zest


Heat a large heavy skillet over medium heat.  Add the oil and butter.  Add the garlic and sauté for about 1 minute.  Add the beans and continue to sauté until the beans are tender-crisp.  Add the lemon zest at the end and season with the cayenne/red pepper flakes, salt and pepper.