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Green Beans In Basil Sauce

Type: Vegetables
Serves: 4 people

Recipe Ingredients

1 1/2 lbs 681g / 24ozFresh green beans
6 tablespoons 90mlOlive oil
2 tablespoons 30mlOnions - sliced thinly (medium)
4   Ripe tomatoes - peeled, seeded & chopped
  Freshly ground white pepper
1   Bouquet garni
1/2 cup 73g / 2.6ozFinely chopped basil
2   Garlic cloves
1/4 cup 36g / 1.3ozChopped parsley

Recipe Instructions

Snap off the tips of the green beans. Bring a large casserole of salted water to a boil. Add the beans and cook for 10 minutes or until barely tender. Drain immediately and run under cold water. This retains their freshness and color. In a large skillet, heat 4 T of olive oil.

Add the onions and cook them for 10 minutes, covered, over low heat until they are soft but not browned. Add the tomatoes, salt, pepper and Bouquet Garni. Cook the mixture for 10 to 15 minutes over fairly high heat until it is very thick. Remove the bouquet.

Add the drained green beans to the skillet and simmer covered for 5 minutes. Puree the basil, garlic, parsley and the remaining olive oil in the electric blender. Add the puree to the tomato and bean mixture.

Correct the seasoning. Heat through and serve.

Hawkins Futura Cookbook - 1987 Supplement


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