Saturday, August 16, 2014
Green Beans, Hazelnuts and Shallots
1 1/2 Lbs Trimmed Green Beans
2 Tbsp Unsalted Butter
2 Large Shallots, Thinly Sliced
1/2 Cup Hazelnuts, Roughly Chopped (What in the heck does roughly chopped mean? I say just chop the dang things up and be done with it! (lol) )
1/2 Tsp Salt
1/8 Tsp Pepper
As always, if you like things spicy, add cayenne pepper to taste.
* Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add beans, returning to a boil and cook for about 3-4 minutes, until crisp-tender. Remove to a bowl filled with ice water to cool, then drain and set aside.
* In a saute pan, melt butter over medium heat. Add the shallots and hazelnuts, cooking for about 3-4 minutes until the shallots are softened. Stir in cooked beans, salt and pepper. Stir until the beans are warmed through and you're all set!