RED WINE AND GARLIC GREEN BEANS

2 lbs. fresh whole Green Beans

5 cloves Garlic, minced

Little less than 1/2 cup Red Wine Vinegar (You might want to start with a 1/4 cup and then add more     to your liking and taste)

Little More than 1/2 cup Olive Oil (I use a good, extra virgin like Bertolli)

Salt to taste.


Bring salted water to boil.


Add beans and cook for 5-6 minutes.  I like my green beans al dente.  I don't like them too soft or to crunchy, just somewhere in the middle.


Drain and submerge in cold, ice water to stop the cooking process.  Or stop the cooking just a little early and then skip this step.  


If you have chosen to submerge in cold water, then drain and place in a large, glass bowl.  Mince the garlic and add to the beans.  Shake vinegar over beans. Toss.  Drizzle oil over beans and add salt to your liking and toss again.


When you are ready to serve, reheat in microwave for approximately one minute. 


Stir to coat beans.