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


  • 1Toast the pecans in a 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until golden brown and fragrant, about 3 minutes.
  • 2Off 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.
  • 3Wipe 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.
  • 4Stir in the flour until combined, then toss in the green beans.
  • 5Add 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.
  • 6Uncover and cook, stirring occasionally, until the beans are tender and the sauce has thickened slightly, about 4 minutes.
  • 7Off heat, adjust the seasonings with salt and pepper.
  • 8Transfer 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