These are perfect green beans: simple flavors combined into an elegant dish that goes with almost anything. Mr. Pepin suggests a roast chicken, but they would pair equally well with a celebratory roast.
pound very small, firm green beans, cleaned
tablespoons peeled and chopped shallots
teaspoon salt, or to taste
teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or to taste
teaspoon lemon juice
Nutritional analysis per serving (4 servings)
117 calories; 8 grams fat; 5 grams saturated fat; 0 grams trans fat; 2 grams monounsaturated fat; 0 grams polyunsaturated fat; 9 grams carbohydrates; 3 grams dietary fiber; 4 grams sugars; 2 grams protein; 22 milligrams cholesterol; 163 milligrams sodium
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- Bring the water to a boil. Add the beans and cover the pot. Continue cooking the beans, covered, for 3 to 5 minutes until tender but firm. Drain and rinse under cold water.
- At serving time, heat the butter in a skillet, add the shallots and saute for about 1 minute, until the shallots start to brown.
- Add the beans, salt and pepper, and saute briefly. Sprinkle with lemon juice and serve with the chicken.
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