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sweet-n-savory green beans

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Carol Junkins
Hanson, MA

Ocean Spray had this recipe on its web site and thought how nice this would be for a Holiday dinner or when company is coming. Make ahead and reheat!! The picture is also from Ocean Spray. My kind of green beans !

(2 ratings)
yield 6 serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For sweet-n-savory green beans

  • 1/4 c
    sherry (optional)
  • 1/4 c
    cranberry juice cocktail
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 c
    blanched almonds, toasted*
  • 10 oz
    (frozen box) or fresh green beans
  • 1 sm
    onion, sliced
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 2 clove
    garlic, sliced
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp
    cumin seed*
  • 1 tsp
    curry powder
  • 4 oz
    craisins, original dried cranberries

How To Make sweet-n-savory green beans

  • 1
    If using fresh green beans, cook in salted boiling water for 3 to 4 minutes or until just tender. Drain, rinse in cold water.
  • 2
    Combine onion, water and salt in large skillet. Cook over medium-high heat until water evaporates. add beans, garlic, butter, cumin and curry powder, stir to coat beans. Stir in dried cranberries, sherry, juice cocktail and pepper. Reduce heat to medium-low, cook for 5 to 10 minutes until liquid evaporates and mixture is heated through. Sprinkle with almonds.
  • 3
    * If desired, lightly toast cumin seed in small skillet and pound with mortar and pestle to bring out flavor. ** To toast almonds, cooking small nonstick skillet over medium heat, stirring constantly, for 5-6 minutes or until golden brown and fragrant. Toasted salted Marcona almonds can be substituted.