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Friday, August 27, 2010

Green Beans with Shallot Butter

Take advantage of fresh garden green beans and serve this as your next side dish. The flavor profile is simple yet elegant and abundant.

2 tbsp. butter

1 tbsp. olive oil

1/3 cup thinly sliced shallots

1 clove garlic, minced

1/4 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. fresh cracked pepper

1 pound fresh green beans, ends trimmed

3 tbsp. slivered almonds

1. Heat 1 tbsp. of the butter and the oil in a small nonstick skillet until butter melts. Add shallots and garlic and cook over low heat 7 to 9 minutes, stirring occasionally, until tender. Stir in remaining butter, salt and pepper. Remove from heat.

2. Cook green beans uncovered in a large pot of boiling water 7 to 10 minutes until crisp-tender. Do not overcook. Drain well; transfer to a serving bowl.

3. Add shallot butter and almonds; toss to mix and coat. Serve immediately. Yield: 6 servings.

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