haricots vert with shallots.
I mean, don’t you think haricots vert just sounds so much prettier than greeeeeen beans? There are some terms that are just fun to use while cooking, and should be used often while swirling a glass of white wine. Haricots vert. And while I’m at it, when I use the word “blanch,” that’s fancy for cooking the beans in boiling water, then dunking in ice water to prevent further cooking.
Stick by me, friends…I’ll help you navigate all those fancy, fluffy, culinary words. Now grab your glass of white wine.
Ok, let’s keep going.
Saute the green beans with the shallots for a minute or two, then season with salt and pepper, and serve. You may want to try them with this almond crusted chicken or this sliced sirloin, and you’ll be under $3 per person for dinner!
Hericots Vert (Green Beans) with Shallots
What You’ll Need:
1 pound haricots vert or green beans, ends removed
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
3 shallots, chopped
salt and pepper
Heat a large pot of water over medium-high heat until boiling. Blanch beans in the water for 3 minutes, then drain and immerse in a bowl of ice water.
Heat butter and olive oil in a large pot or pan and saute the shallots over medium heat for 6-9 minutes, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned. Drain the beans and then toss with the shallots for a minute or two. Season with salt and pepper and serve hot.
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90 calories per serving
6 grams of fat
2 grams protein
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