This steamed green beans recipe is the simplest way to cook green beans, and in my opinion the best, especially when they are in season locally. In many ways, this simple dish is a... lesson in how to use salt. The beans are cooked in water with a little Kosher salt to up their taste and color, while sea salt is used as a condiment after cooking. Good sea salt is expensive, but is used as a condiment to flavor your food, and not to cook with, so it lasts a long time. Remember, a little goes a long way! I guarantee that once you have tasted the difference, you won’t want anything else on your table. You can find grey sea salt boxed at your local supermarket.