This is an excellent and robustly flavorful side dish for any main dish. The capers add a nice tang along with the chopped garlic. A dash of red pepper flakes also brings a bit sneaky heat.
I’d also consider this an easy side dish for complex holiday meals where your focus is on the mains.
Green beans (as many as your serving crowd requires)
2-3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
2 T capers, with a dash of their juice
Pinch of red pepper flakes
Mix garlic, capers, its juice and pepper flakes in a small bowl. Heat oil in a cast iron pan over medium until hot.
Add washed green beans. Let sit on that side for a good couple minutes, then flip. Keep stirring until the beans approach blistering/browning.
Add caper mixture and stir in. Reduce heat so as not to scorch the garlic.
Sprinkle with pepper and serve immediately.