Lemony Green Beans
A quick and easy, but deliciously different side dish that will impress your dinner guests. The flavors are bright, fresh and enticing.
  • 1 lb fresh green beans
  • 2 tbs butter
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 1 - 2 shallots, or small bunch green onions, minced
  • Freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Salt to taste
  • Freshly ground Parmesan cheese
  • Fresh lemon zest
  1. Bring a pot of well-salted water to boil. Add green beans and cook for 5 minutes, then drain and plunge into waiting pot of ice water to stop cooking. Drain when cold.
  2. Meanwhile, sauté shallots in butter and olive oil over medium heat until tender, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add beans to shallot mixture and continue to sauté until beans are warm and just tender, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Sprinkle with lemon juice and season to taste with salt. Top with freshly ground Parmesan cheese if desired.
  5. Serve at once.
Blanching the green beans in boiling water keeps them from being over-cooked when sauteing them with the shallots.
Recipe by Terroir Seeds | Underwood Gardens at http://www.underwoodgardens.com/lemony-green-beans/