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Green Beans Gremolata

Green Beans Gremolata

by Pam on October 13, 2013

This is another recipe I found in the Barefoot Contessa Foolproof cookbook. I served these tasty green beans with the Lemon and Mustard Chicken Thighs[1] and the Lemony Spinach with Feta and Pine Nuts[2]. They tasted fresh and delicious. I loved the flavor of the garlicky gremolata and pine nuts with the tender green beans. We all enjoyed this side dish – even my kids.

Bring a pot of water to a boil. Add the green beans and blanch them for 1-2 minutes (I used haricot verts, if you use green beans, blanch for 2-3 minutes), until tender but still crisp. Drain the green beans and then dunk them immediately into a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking process and preserve their bright green color. Drain once the beans have cooled down then set aside on paper towels to drain the water.

To make the gremolata, combine the garlic, lemon zest, parsley, Parmesan, and pine nuts together in a small bowl and set aside.

Heat the olive oil in a sauté pan over medium high heat. Add the beans to the hot pan and season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste, then sauté, stirring often, for 2 minutes, until coated with olive oil and heated through. Place the green beans on a serving platter then sprinkle with the gremolata. Serve immediately. Enjoy.



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Green Beans Gremolata




Yield: 4

Prep Time: 5 min.

Cook Time: 5 min.



Ingredients:

1/4 lb green beans or haricot verts
1 clove of garlic, minced
1 tsp lemon zest
1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
1 tbsp Parmesan cheese, finely grated
1 tbsp toasted pine nuts
2 tsp olive oil
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste

Directions:

Bring a pot of water to a boil. Add the green beans and blanch them for 1-2 minutes (I used haricot verts, if you use green beans, blanch for 2-3 minutes), until tender but still crisp. Drain the green beans and then dunk them immediately into a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking process and preserve their bright green color. Drain once the beans have cooled down then set aside on paper towels to drain the water.

To make the gremolata, combine the garlic, lemon zest, parsley, Parmesan, and pine nuts together in a small bowl and set aside.

Heat the olive oil in a sauté pan over medium high heat. Add the beans to the hot pan and season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste, then sauté, stirring often, for 2 minutes, until coated with olive oil and heated through. Place the green beans on a serving platter then sprinkle with the gremolata. Serve immediately. Enjoy.



Adapted recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
Original recipe by Barefoot Contessa – Foolproof

References

  1. ^ Lemon and Mustard Chicken Thighs (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  2. ^ Lemony Spinach with Feta and Pine Nuts (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  3. ^ Print Recipe (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  4. ^ Save to ZipList Recipe Box (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)

Green Beans with Bacon Vinaigrette

Green Beans with Bacon Vinaigrette

by Pam on November 18, 2013

I found this recipe on Real Simple[1] and thought it would make an excellent addition to our early Thanksgiving meal that I made on Sunday. I loved the tangy flavor of the vinaigrette with the crisp-tender green beans. They paired nicely with the rest of the meal and everybody said they were tasty.

Bring a pot of water to a boil and season with sea salt. Add the green beans and cook until just crisp-tender, 2-3 minutes. Drain and plunge into a bowl of ice water to cool and preserve the bright green color of the beans; transfer to a bowl.

Meanwhile, in a medium skillet, cook the bacon over medium heat until crisp, 3-4 minutes; transfer to a paper towel-lined plate. Let cool, then break into pieces.

Discard all but 1 tbsp of the bacon drippings from the skillet and return to medium heat. Add the shallots and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Stir in the vinegar, mustard, oil, sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Add the green beans back to the pan and toss to coat evenly and re-heat the green beans. Pour into serving bowl. Enjoy.



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Green Beans with Bacon Vinaigrette




Yield: 8

Prep Time: 5 min.

Cook Time: 10 min.



Ingredients:

3/4 lb green beans, trimmed
3 slices bacon
1 shallots, sliced
1 tbsp cider vinegar
1 tsp balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp whole-grain mustard
1 tbsp olive oil

Directions:

Bring a pot of water to a boil and season with sea salt. Add the green beans and cook until just crisp-tender, 2-3 minutes. Drain and plunge into a bowl of ice water to cool and preserve the bright green color of the beans; transfer to a bowl.

Meanwhile, in a medium skillet, cook the bacon over medium heat until crisp, 3-4 minutes; transfer to a paper towel-lined plate. Let cool, then break into pieces.

Discard all but 1 tbsp of the bacon drippings from the skillet and return to medium heat. Add the shallots and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Stir in the vinegar, mustard, oil, sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Add the green beans back to the pan and toss to coat evenly and re-heat the green beans. Pour into serving bowl. Enjoy.



Adapted recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
Original recipe by Real Simple

References

  1. ^ Real Simple (www.realsimple.com)
  2. ^ Print Recipe (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  3. ^ Save to ZipList Recipe Box (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)

Green Bean, Red Pepper, and Shallot Sauté

Green Bean, Red Pepper, and Shallot Sauté

by Pam on December 16, 2012

My heart goes out to all who have been affected by the horrific and senseless violence this past week in Connecticut and Oregon. My thoughts & prayers are with you all!!!

On a happier note, I was recently contacted by Red Tricycle[1] who informed me that I won the award for the 2012 Most Awesome Awards for Fantastic Family Recipes.[2] Thanks for voting for me – you are the best and most loyal readers a girl could hope for. I really appreciate your support and I feel very honored to have won!

On with the recipe:

I made this sauté to go with the Long Grain and Wild Rice with Mushrooms and Shallots[3] and the Mustard-Maple Chicken Thighs[4] and they all paired nicely together. This side dish seriously took me less than 10 minutes to make and it tasted healthy, flavorful, and delicious. It was also a great way to use up the extra green beans and red bell pepper in my refrigerator.

Heat a small skillet over medium heat. Add the tablespoon of water along with the green beans and red bell pepper; cover with a lid and steam for 3 minutes, or until just fork tender but still a little crisp. Remove the lid, add the olive oil to the pan along with the shallot and minced garlic. Cook, stirring constantly for 1 minute. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste.  Serve immediately. Enjoy.



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Green Bean, Red Pepper, and Shallot Sauté




Yield: 4

Prep Time: 5 min.

Cook Time: 5 min.

Total Time: 10 min.



Ingredients:

1 tbsp water
1/2 lb of green beans, trimmed
1/2 red bell pepper, cut into strips
1 small shallot, sliced thinly
1 clove of garlic, minced
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste

Directions:

Heat a small skillet over medium heat. Add the tablespoon of water along with the green beans and red bell pepper; cover with a lid and steam for 3 minutes, or until just fork tender but still a little crisp. Remove the lid, add the olive oil to the pan along with the shallot and minced garlic. Cook, stirring constantly for 1 minute. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Serve immediately. Enjoy.



Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net

References

  1. ^ Red Tricycle (awards.redtri.com)
  2. ^ 2012 Most Awesome Awards for Fantastic Family Recipes. (awards.redtri.com)
  3. ^ Long Grain and Wild Rice with Mushrooms and Shallots (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  4. ^ Mustard-Maple Chicken Thighs (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  5. ^ Print Recipe (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  6. ^ Save to ZipList Recipe Box (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)