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.