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green beans with almonds and caramelized shallots

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a recipe by
Sharon Colyer
Louisville, KY

Found this recipe on Allrecipes. It is a nice side item for Sunday dinner or even a holiday meal! Enjoy!

★★★★★ 1
serves Makes 6 servings
prep time 20 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For green beans with almonds and caramelized shallots

  • 1/4 c
    blanched slivered almonds
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 5 md
    shallots, thinly sliced
  • 1 md
    red bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp
    white sugar*
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • 1 1/2 lb
    fresh green beans, trimmed and snapped
  • *i will only be using 1 tsp. white sugar

How To Make green beans with almonds and caramelized shallots

  • 1
    Place slivered almonds in a dry skillet over low heat, and cook, & stir constantly, until almonds are lightly toasted, 3-5 minutes. Watch carefully, because, they burn easily. Remove almonds, and set aside.
  • 2
    Heat butter, in a skillet, over medium-low heat, and cook, and stir the shallots and red bell pepper, until softened, about 8 minutes. Sprinkle shallot mixture with sugar (if using), salt and pepper, and reduce heat to low. Cover, and cook slowly, stirring occasionally, until sugar dissolves and the shallots caramelize, 5-8 minutes.
  • 3
    Place a steamer insert, into a saucepan, fill with water, to just below the bottom of the steamer. Bring the water to a boil. Add green beans and cover. Steam, until just tender enough to pierce with a fork, 7-8 minutes. Drain beans, and place into skillet with shallot mixture; mix well, and gently stir in the toasted almonds. Makes 6 servings.