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French Green Beans With Orange-Shallot Butter

Yield 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup minced shallot
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange rind
  • 1 tablespoon sherry (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 (16-ounce) package frozen French-style green beans

How to Make It

  1. Place a small nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add shallot; cook until tender, stirring often. Stir in orange rind and, if desired, sherry; remove from heat. Spread mixture in a single layer to cool. Combine shallot mixture, butter, salt, and pepper; cover and chill.

  2. Cook green beans according to package directions; drain. Place beans in a serving dish; spoon butter mixture over beans. Toss beans gently before serving.

Christmas with Southern Living 1999