Green Beans w/ Orange Essence & Maple Pecans

Green Beans W/ Orange Essence &  Maple Pecans Recipe

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Vicki Butts (lazyme)


From America's Test Kitchen.


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15 Min
20 Min
Stove Top


  • 3/4 c
    pecans (about 1 3/4 oz), chopped coarsely
  • 3 Tbsp
    unsalted butter
  • 2 Tbsp
    maple syrup
  • ·
    salt, to taste
  • 2 medium
    shallots, minced (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1/2 tsp
    grated orange zest
  • 1/3 c
    orange juice from 1 large orange
  • 1 pinch
  • 2 tsp
    all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 lb
    green beans, stem ends trimmed
  • 2/3 c
    low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tsp
    minced fresh sage leaves
  • ·
    ground black pepper

How to Make Green Beans w/ Orange Essence & Maple Pecans


  1. Toast the pecans in a 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until golden brown and fragrant, about 3 minutes.
  2. Off heat, stir in 1 tablespoon butter, maple syrup, and 1/8 teaspoon salt. Return the skillet to medium heat and cook, stirring constantly, until the nuts are dry and glossy, about 45 seconds; transfer to a large plate and set aside.
  3. Wipe out the skillet. Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons butter in the skillet over medium heat; when the foaming subsides, add the shallots, orange zest, and cayenne and cook, stirring occasionally, until the shallots are softened, about 2 minutes.
  4. Stir in the flour until combined, then toss in the green beans.
  5. Add the chicken broth and orange juice; increase the heat to medium-high, cover, and cook until the beans are partly tender but still crisp at the center, about 4 minutes.
  6. Uncover and cook, stirring occasionally, until the beans are tender and the sauce has thickened slightly, about 4 minutes.
  7. Off heat, adjust the seasonings with salt and pepper.
  8. Transfer to a serving dish, sprinkle evenly with the pecans, and serve.

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About Green Beans w/ Orange Essence & Maple Pecans

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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