Made this with thyme because it was the only fresh herb i had on hand, it was delicious.
Pan-Charred Green Beans with Tarragon
Get ready: This will become your new favorite way to do green beans. We love the light anise flavor of tarragon, but you could use any herb you like--try parsley, chives, or thyme.
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Total: 11 Minutes
- Calories: 33
- Fat: 1.8g
- Saturated fat: 0.9g
- Monounsaturated fat: 0.4g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 0.1g
- Protein: 1g
- Carbohydrate: 4g
- Fiber: 2g
- Cholesterol: 4mg
- Iron: 1mg
- Sodium: 136mg
- Calcium: 23mg
- Cooking spray
- 8 ounces washed and trimmed fresh green beans
- 1 1/2 teaspoons butter
- 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
- 2 teaspoons chopped fresh tarragon
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- Heat a medium, heavy skillet (not nonstick) over high heat for 2 minutes.
- Coat pan with cooking spray. Immediately add green beans to pan, shaking them into a single layer; cook, without stirring, 2 minutes or until beans are very lightly charred. Cook beans 5 more minutes or until crisp-tender and evenly charred, tossing occasionally.
- Remove pan from heat. Let beans rest 1 minute. Add butter; toss until butter melts and coats beans. Add vinegar; toss. Turn on heat if necessary to evaporate most of liquid. Sprinkle beans with tarragon and salt; toss. Serve immediately.
- Pan-Charred Asparagus: In place of green beans, use 8 ounces (2 1/2-inch) pieces of trimmed asparagus. Use 1 1/2 teaspoons toasted walnut oil in place of butter and 2 teaspoons lemon juice in place of vinegar. After tossing asparagus with tarragon and salt, sprinkle with 1 tablespoon chopped, toasted walnuts and 2 tablespoons shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano.
- Serves 4 (serving size: about 2/3 cup)
- Calories 52; Fat 4 g (sat 0.7g); Sodium 160mg
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