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Green Beans with Caramelized-Shallot Butter

Yield 10 servings (serving size: 1 cup)
To make this dish ahead, plunge the beans into ice water after boiling, and drain and refrigerate up to a day ahead. Prepare and chill the shallot mixture up to 2 days ahead. To serve, place the beans and shallot mixture in a large microwave-safe bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and microwave at HIGH 3 minutes or until heated. Toss well before serving.

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup sliced shallots
  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 pounds green beans, trimmed (about 10 cups)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 90
  • caloriesfromfat 29 %
  • fat 2.9 g
  • satfat 1.8 g
  • monofat 0.8 g
  • polyfat 0.1 g
  • protein 2.8 g
  • carbohydrate 14.8 g
  • fiber 3.3 g
  • cholesterol 8 mg
  • iron 1.1 mg
  • sodium 207 mg
  • calcium 49 mg

How to Make It

  1. Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add shallots; sauté 4 minutes or until golden. Stir in vinegar; cook 1 1/2 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in thyme, rind, salt, and pepper.

  2. Cook beans in boiling water 3 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain. Place beans in a large bowl. Stir in shallot mixture; toss well to coat.