Herbed Green Beans (TNT)

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Herbed Green Beans (TNT)

Post by pstarkoski on Wed Jan 07, 2009 4:29 am

This is a great recipe! ...I got this from one of those recipe cards you get in the mail (this one is a Time/Life recipe card)....you must try this one...

"Your family won't complain about boring vegetables once they've tried these tasty green beans. Shallots and basil give them depth, while the pretty lemon peel gives them a zesty kick."


Herbed Green Beans

1 lb. green beans
2 tsp. olive oil or butter
3 large thinly sliced shallots
1/2 tsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
2 tsp. grated lemon peel
1/4 cup thinly sliced basil leaves
lemon wedges, for garnish
1. Bring 1/2 inch of water to boil in a 10-inch covered nonstick skillet. Add green beans, simmer, covered over medium-low heat until tender-crisp, about 8 minutes. Drain in colander.
2. Heat oil i skillet over medium heat. Add shallots and sugar; cook until softened and golden, about 2 minutes. Add salt, pepper and green beans. cook, stirring until heated through, about 2 minutes.
3. Remove skillet from heat and stir in lemon zest and basil. Spoon into serving plate. Garnish with lemon wedges, if desired and serve immediately.
Nutritional information
Per Serving: 80 calories; 15g carbohydrates; 3g protein; 0g fat; 300mg sodium; 0mg cholesterol; 4g fiber;
3g sugar.
Dollar stretcher: Buy whatever vegetable is in season or on sale such as broccoli, zucchini, carrots or broccoli rabe. This versitile sauce works well on almost anything.
Recipe source: Time/Life recipe card.

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