Thursday, December 8, 2016

Haricots verts with shallots and pine nuts

This was really the only recipe that we made that we were disappointed in this Thanksgiving. The picture on the recipe looked so good, it was such a great idea. Also, these were fried on the stove without using up the oven space, which was a huge plus. However, the flavor really lacked in these. They just didn't have the delicious sauce covering that we would have expected them to.

Haricots verts with shallots and pine nuts http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/haricots-verts-shallots-pinutse-n

Served



Still in the frying pan


Ingredients:

1 tablespoon unsalted butter
3 tablespoons chopped shallots
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
8 ounces trimmed haricots verts (French green beans)
1 tablespoon pine nuts, toasted

Directions:

1. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add next 4 ingredients (through haricots verts) to pan; cook 6 minutes or until beans are crisp-tender, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle evenly with nuts.

What we liked:

It was pretty - we loved that it was not cooked in the oven as the oven was needed for other items. It was quick to throw together right before calling everyone to dinner - important, as these cool down very fast!

What we didn't like:

It just didn't have much flavor

What Kaspian thought about it:

He was not a fan

Next time:

Try a different recipe