Confused by this recipe. The description on Southern Living includes crispy fried shallots (which look thin sliced in the photo, not minced), bacon, and roasted almonds. I do not see those listed in the recipe. Is this recipe complete?
Very good and easy. I used a 1 lb. bag of frozen french-cut green beans, defrosted them, then threw them in with the sauce & shallots (according to directions). I then cooked it down a bit-which I think deepened the flavor. Served w/the roasted garlic & butternut squash cassoulet from this site.
I LOVED these green beans. My family ate them all, although they didn't seem to be quite as enthusiastic as I was about the new recipe. I didn't have shallots so I just finely chopped some onion and sauteed it (longer than a minute, I don't find those times are ever accurate), added a little garlic before I added the balsamic sauce and then cooked it down a little bit with the green beans. I felt it was important to let the sauce cook down a little because it had a VERY strong vinegar smell to it. If this happens to you too don't be afraid, it still tastes great after it's cooked up! I also felt it would be good with some nuts so I chopped up pecans and stirred those in (I would only recommend this with fresh pecans not store bought because they tend to be so oily). Overall great and would work for almost any occasion!