Before I talk about food, I have to talk about some exciting news in my house. Over the weekend, Nicole and her boyfriend Nate got engaged and our family couldn’t be happier about it!!!! I wish them all the best and know that they will be very happy together! I am so looking forward to all of the planning, it’s going to be a lot of fun.
Now on to food! Thanksgiving, as we all know, will be here soon, so I wanted to share this green bean recipe. These green beans have been on our Thanksgiving table for years. I found the recipe years ago in Women’s Day Magazine. Everyone in my family loves them and it wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without them. I love them because they are really easy to make since you can make the butter sauce a day or two in advance. Then on Thanksgiving, you just have to steam the green beans and reheat the sauce.
Give these a try and maybe they’ll become a tradition on your holiday table, too!
Fresh Green Beans With Shallot Butter Sauce
- 1 stick butter
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 2/3 cup thinly sliced shallot
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 3 lbs green beans, trimmed
- 1/3 cup fresh parsley, chopped
- toasted sliced almonds, for garnish
In a small skillet, melt half a stick of butter, along with olive oil over medium heat.
Reduce heat to low and add sliced shallots. Cook for about 7 to 9 minutes until shallots are very tender, stirring occasionally.
Stir in the remaining butter and the salt and pepper. Remove from heat. At this point, you can refrigerate the sauce for up to 2 days. When ready to serve, reheat sauce in the microwave and proceed with the recipe.
While shallots are cooking, cook green beans. I like to steam them in the microwave for about 4 to 5 minutes, until they’re crisp-tender.
Transfer cooked beans to a serving bowl. Toss with the shallot butter and parsley. Garnish with toasted almonds, if desired.
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