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Steam-Sauteed Green Beans With Almonds And Parsley

Type: Vegetables
Courses: Side dish
Serves: 4 people

Recipe Ingredients

1/4 cup 23g / 0.8ozSlivered almonds
1 lb 454g / 16ozGreen beans - stem ends trimmed
1/3 cup 78mlWater
4 teaspoons 20mlButter - divided
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlSalt - (scant)
1/4 teaspoon 1.3mlFinely-grated lemon zest
2 tablespoons 30mlChopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  Freshly-ground black pepper - to taste

Recipe Instructions

Heat an 8- to 9-inch pot over medium-low heat. When it is hot, add almonds and toast, stirring frequently, until they are golden brown and fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove almonds from skillet and set aside.

In the same pot add green beans, 1/3 cup water, 2 teaspoons of the butter, and salt, and cover. Increase heat to medium-high, cover and cook until steam escapes around lid. Set timer for 5 minutes and continue to steam until beans are brightly colored and just tender. Remove lid and continue to cook until water evaporates and beans start to saute, 1 to 2 minutes longer.

Turn off heat, and stir in toasted almonds, lemon zest, parsley, remaining 2 teaspoons butter, and pepper, to taste. Serve immediately.

This recipe yields 4 servings.

SARA'S SECRETS with Sara Moulton - (Show # SS-1B85) - from the TV FOOD NETWORK


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