French Green Beans and Shallots

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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.

Ingredients

  • 4

    cups water

  • 1

    pound very small, firm green beans, cleaned

  • 3

    tablespoons butter

  • 3

    tablespoons peeled and chopped shallots

  • ¼

    teaspoon salt, or to taste

  • ¼

    teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or to taste

  • 1

    teaspoon lemon juice

  • Nutritional Information
    • 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

    • Note:

      The information shown is Edamam’s estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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Preparation

  1. 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.
  2. At serving time, heat the butter in a skillet, add the shallots and saute for about 1 minute, until the shallots start to brown.
  3. Add the beans, salt and pepper, and saute briefly. Sprinkle with lemon juice and serve with the chicken.
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