Saturday, November 28, 2009

Perfect Green Beans :) (Thanksgiving Day hit)

Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving holiday! Mr. Berry and myself had a relaxing day with my mom, dad and brother. After dinner, while dad and MB were watching football, mom, my brother and I had fun putting up the Christmas tree and eyeing the insane Black Friday ads.

I didn't do much this year; I was delegated the 'green stuff' and the 'dessert'. I had it easy- (I think it's because my mom didn't want me doing much, since I'm now 7 months pregnant :)

Luckily a local grocery store had greenbeans on sale for .77 cents a I grabbed them and decided to make them my 'green veggie of choice'.

Try this, and you're sure to have perfect and tasty green beans, whether they be for a holiday dinner or a just your normal family dinner during the week. What's your favorite holiday green veggie? Comment here:

What you need:

1 tbsp olive oil (doesn't have to be extra virgin)

1 tbsp butter

2 tsp fresh cracked pepper

1 tsp salt

1/2 lb of fresh green beans (about 2 handfuls), rinsed with stems removed

1 medium sized pot of boiling water

1 medium sized bowl of ice water (for ice bath)

1/4 c of cooking Sherry wine

1 tsp of galic and shallot mixture (8 garlic gloves to two shallots, minced)


Rinse green beans and remove stems if you have not done so already.

Place beans in hot boiling pot of water.

Let boil in pot covered with lid for no longer than five minutes. While beans are boiling, prepare you saute pan. Add olive oil. Heat on medium heat (if gas range, and on medium high heat for electric range).

After olive oil is heated, add butter.

Remove beans from boiling water and add immediately to ice bath.

Keep in ice bath until you are ready to saute them. The ice bath helps the beans keep a bright vibrant green color. Once saute pan is hot and butter is melted, add green beans and the tsp of garlic/shallot puree.

Saute beans for a couple of minutes, then add the Sherry.

I used Osborne Sherry, but you can use one of your choice.

Let wine reduce for a two minutes or so.

Remove from pan, and add fresh pepper and salt to taste.

Serve and Enjoy!!!


Blasé said...

Green Beans in a Casserole (did I spell that right?)

Sherry said...

Yes, I believe that's how you spell casserole, Blasé! I've actually never had green bean casserole. I will have to try it! Thanks for visiting/posting!

sherry wine club said...

Green beans are full of minerals and protein, and sherry wine make this perfect with its great test. Thanks

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the recipe, now I can put my dads "steaming frenzy" to rest!