CHEF JEFF — ONE BYTE AT A TIME: Sauteed Garlic Green BeansIf you’re a fan of the green beans served at Chinese buffets, the following recipe will be right up your alley.
By: Herald Staff Report,
If you’re a fan of the green beans served at Chinese buffets, the following recipe, adapted from “Morton’s The Cookbook” by Klaus Fritsch (Clarkson Potter, 2009), will be right up your alley.
Sauteed Garlic Green Beans
1 pound slender green beans
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 tablespoon finely chopped shallot
1 tablespoon minced garlic
Ground white pepper
Set a large bowl filled with water and ice cubes near the stove. In a large pot partly filled with salted boiling water, cook beans for 2 to 3 minutes, until bright green. Drain and plunge into ice water. Drain thoroughly. (If making ahead, pat dry, cover and refrigerate up to 1 day.)
In a large saute pan, melt butter over medium heat until bubbling. Add shallot and garlic and cook for about 30 seconds, just until softened. Add beans, toss a few times and season with salt and pepper to taste. Saute for about 2 minutes or until heated through. Serve immediately.
Yield: Serves 4.
Approximate nutritional analysis per serving: 120 calories, 9 grams fat (6 grams saturated) 25 milligrams cholesterol, 2 grams protein, 10 grams carbohydrates, 4 grams fiber, 3 milligrams sodium.
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