Green Beans With Shallots

Green Beans With Shallots Recipe
The first step is a cooking technique called blanching. You cook the green beans just a little, and then stop the cooking process by plunging vegetables in cold water.

Yield:

Makes 8 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Ingredients

2 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed
2 medium shallots, diced
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoons herb-vegetable seasoning blend
Freshly ground pepper to taste

Preparation

Cook green beans in boiling salted water to cover 8 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain. Plunge into ice water to stop the cooking process; drain.

Sauté shallots in hot oil in a large skillet over medium heat 3 minutes or until lightly browned. Add green beans, seasoning blend, and pepper; sauté until thoroughly heated. Serve immediately.

Note: For testing purposes only, we used Spike's Seasoning.

To make ahead: Wrap blanched green beans in a dry paper towel, and place in a large zip-top plastic bag. Chill up to 24 hours. Proceed with recipe as directed.

Melanie Appell Dillenberg, Birmingham, Alabama,

Southern Living

November 2004
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