Thursday, December 11, 2008
Green Beans with Shallots and Clementine Zest
I came across several tempting green bean recipes as I did my Thanksgiving menu planning. This recipe for Green Beans with Shallots and Clementines proved to be the most appealing to my daughter A.L.E., who had the final choice, and who prepared the dish.
- You can find the recipe here.
- The recipe is fast and easy, which is a boon on Thanksgiving, or indeed, any day I'm cooking dinner! A really organized cook could prepare and blanch the beans in advance and just saute them at serving time.
- We had some fabulous fresh green onions from the farm box, so we substituted them for the shallots. (The beans were from the box also!)
- We used Satsuma clementines. They were pretty soft and difficult to zest, but tasty.
These beans were delicious - crisp and green with a great fresh flavor from the zest and the scallions. They were just the right clean note on the Thanksgiving plate and would be equally at home with many other main courses. I'll make these again!