Chef's Hat recipe: Green Beans with Cherry Tomatoes
1 pound green beans, ends trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
1 1/2 cups water
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
2 cups cherry tomato halves
Place beans and water into a saucepan. Cook beans by either steaming them or boiling. Cook just until beans are slightly soft. The beans should still have a bit of firmness in them.
Place the oil in a medium size skillet and heat up to medium heat. Stir in sugar, salt, pepper, paprika and basil.
Add tomatoes and cook, stirring gently just until soft, 3-5 minutes. Pour the tomato mixture over the green beans, and toss gently to blend. Serve immediately.