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Green Beans with Caramelized Shallots

Oxmoor House
Hands-on time 30 mins
Total time 30 mins
Yield Makes 8 to 10 servings
Crisp-tender green beans are given a lift of sweet, smoky flavor with the addition of caramelized shallots.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds haricots verts (tiny green beans), trimmed
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound shallots, halved lengthwise and peeled
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar

How to Make It

  1. Cook green beans in boiling salted water to cover 3 to 4 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain. Plunge beans into ice water to stop the cooking process; drain.

  2. Melt butter and brown sugar with olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat; add shallots, and sauté 2 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low, add vinegar, and sauté 10 minutes or until shallots are golden brown and tender.

  3. Increase heat to medium-high; add green beans, and sauté 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Season with salt and freshly ground pepper to taste.