Green Beans with Orange Essence and Toasted Maple Pecans

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Janet VanDerlinden

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@TexasJanet

I found this recipe and had to share, it's from the November 2011 - Costco Connection-Cooks illustrated.com

I love green beans!

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
8

Ingredients

  • 3/4 c
    pecans, chopped coarse
  • 3 Tbsp
    unsalted butter
  • 2 Tbsp
    maple syrup
  • ·
    salt and pepper
  • 2
    shallots, minced
  • 2/3 tsp
    grated orange zest
  • ·
    pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 2 tsp
    all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 lb
    green beans, trimmed
  • 2/3 c
    low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/3 c
    orange juice
  • 1 tsp
    minced fresh sage

How to Make Green Beans with Orange Essence and Toasted Maple Pecans

Step-by-Step

  1. Toast pecans in 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until fragrant, about 3 minutes.
  2. Off heat, stir in 1 tablespoon butter, maple syrup and 1/8 teaspoon salt. Return skillet to medium heat and cook, stirring constantly, until nuts are dry and glossy, about 45 seconds;transfer to plate and set aside.
  3. Wipe out skillet. melt remaining 2 tablespoons butter in skillet over medium heat.
  4. Add shallots, orange zest and cayenne, and cook, stirring occasionally, until shallots are softened, about 2 minutes
  5. Stir in flour until combined, then add green beans.
  6. Add chicken broth, orange juice and sage. Increase heat to medium-high, cover and cook until beans are crisp-tender, about 4 minutes
  7. Uncover and cook, stirring occasionally, until beans are tender and sauce has thickened slightly, about 4 minutes. Off heat, season with salt and pepper to taste. Transfer to serving dish, sprinkle with pecans and serve.

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About Green Beans with Orange Essence and Toasted Maple Pecans

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Other Tags: Quick & Easy Healthy



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