Things have been warm and muggy here in my slice of the Southwest. We've had (badly needed) rain somewhere around town nearly every day for the last week (check out what's been happening in Santa Fe). While that's good, the afternoon and evening thundershowers cut down on patio time and call for more simple meals.
So, dinner- I'd been given some nice fresh garden green beans:
The beans were steamed until just tender, then refreshed and allowed to drain. From the freezer (starting to get low- need to get an elk this year) came duck breast fillets, the carcass long ago used for stock:
Those were seasoned with a little salt and pepper and thrown into the skillet with a little butter:
allowed to rest a few minutes, then thinly sliced:
and then added to mixed greens and the green beans and dressed with a vinaigrette sweetened with a bit of pomegranate syrup:
Accompanied by the best baguette in the area and a nice light bottle of wine, it's done.
Hard to get more simple than that!