March Recipe of the Month

Creole Marinated Green Beans

(Makes 6 servings)

1 1/2 cups white wine vinegar

1/2 cup olive oil

1 /12 cups water

1 tbls whole black peppercorns

1 tsp Old Bay Seafood Seasoning (or comparable)

1 jalapeno, diced

2 tsp sea salt (or kosher salt)

2 tbls mustard seeds

1 tbls Creole seasoning

1/4 cup olive juice from a jar of green olives

4 garlic cloves, sliced

1 pound green beans, stem ends trimmed

1 red bell pepper, cut into strips

1 yellow bell pepper, cut into strips

Put all the ingredients except the green beans and peppers in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 15 minutes.

Put the green beans and bell peppers in a shallow dish and pour the simmering marinade over them. Cover with plastic wrap. Let cool, then transfer to a plastic freezer bag and refrigerate for several hours, or until ready to serve, turning the bag occasionally. Serve chilled.

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