Green Beans with Caramelized Shallots

Sometimes simple recipes are the best. I have made all sorts of fancy recipes using green beans but I have to say, this might be my favorite. I caramelized shallots until tender and golden brown then did a quick boil of the green beans combining the two. I simply seasoned these green beans with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper and that’s it. Simple. Easy. Fast. Delicious. I  love recipes like that!

Heat the olive oil in a sauté pan over medium low heat. Add the sliced shallots and cook, stirring often, for 15-20 minutes, or until tender and golden brown.  Side Note: If the shallots start getting dry add a little water or more olive oil to the pan to keep them moist and to stop them from burning.

Add the green beans to a pot of boiling water. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until crisp-tender. Immediately plunge the green beans in a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking process and to preserve the bright green color; remove from water and set on paper towels to dry. Once the shallots are done add the green beans to the sauté pan and mix with the shallots. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste, then toss to coat evenly. Serve immediately. Enjoy.

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Green Beans with Caramelized Shallots

Yield: 4

Prep Time: 5 min.

Cook Time: 20 min.

Ingredients:

1 tbsp olive oil
2 shallots, sliced
6 oz haricot verts (or green beans), ends trimmed
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste

Directions:

Heat the olive oil in a sauté pan over medium low heat. Add the sliced shallots and cook, stirring often, for 15-20 minutes, or until tender and golden brown. Side Note: If the shallots start getting dry add a little water or more olive oil to the pan to keep them moist and to stop them from burning.

Add the green beans to a pot of boiling water. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until crisp-tender. Immediately plunge the green beans in a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking process and to preserve the bright green color; remove from water and set on paper towels to dry. Once the shallots are done add the green beans to the sauté pan and mix with the shallots. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste, then toss to coat evenly. Serve immediately. Enjoy.

Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net

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11 Responses to “Green Beans with Caramelized Shallots”

  1. 1

    Andrea@WellnessNotes — December 11, 2013 @ 8:10 pm

    Yes, sometimes simple is the best! Sounds delicious!

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    Anne ~ Uni Homemaker — December 11, 2013 @ 11:15 pm

    I absolutely love green beans! And this one sure is a winner. YUM!!! Thanks for the recipe Pam! :)

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    ela@GrayApron — December 12, 2013 @ 2:30 am

    These beans are cooked to perfection! With that sweetness from caramelized shallots…delicious :)

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    Jenn — December 12, 2013 @ 4:26 am

    Simple is best sometimes, that is for sure!! I love anything with caramelized onions … these sound perfect!!

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  5. 5

    Sarah & Arkadi — December 12, 2013 @ 8:55 am

    So simple and delicious!

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    Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl — December 12, 2013 @ 2:11 pm

    Great green bean dish, love how vibrant these beans are!

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    Lia — December 12, 2013 @ 2:28 pm

    Simple and delicious Pam!!
    Cheers,
    Lia.

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    The Café Sucre Farine — December 12, 2013 @ 3:32 pm

    You’re so right about simple recipes Pam. It lets the wonderful flavor of the fresh ingredients shine! I love that these beans keep such a vibrant, green color!

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    Joanne — December 12, 2013 @ 7:48 pm

    Caramelized shallots always seem to make a dish really pop!

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes — December 12, 2013 @ 8:57 pm

    Love caramelized shallots! This is a perfect side dish.

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    Chris — December 17, 2013 @ 10:15 am

    This is a must try for us, tucking it away for a side for the rib roast.

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