When San Francisco–based chef Kim Alter is home and hungry, she turns to this simple dish of sautéed green beans laced with preserved lemons, garlic, salt, and red pepper flakes. You can watch her make her Go-To Dish in this CHOW video.
What to buy: Preserved lemons are a popular ingredient in Moroccan cooking. They’re preserved in a salt-and-lemon-juice mixture and sold in jars. Look for them in gourmet grocery stores or online at igourmet.com. Alternatively you can make your own.