I love green beans and their crisp when they are really fresh. I have adapted this recipe from Emeril Lagasse at Food Network. This recipe comes out to be so yummy and lemony with the touch of the nuttiest of the pine nuts. This is a recipe worth to try =)
1/3 pound fresh green beans, ends trimmed, blanched in boiling salted water
1 tbsp unsalted butter
1 tbsp minced shallots
1 tbsp pine nuts
1 tsp fresh lemon juice
Pinch of salt
Pinch of freshly ground black pepper
1. Drain green beans well and pat it dry.
2. Heat the butter in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add shallots and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly to keep from burning. Add the pine nuts and cook, stirring, for an additional minute. Add the green beans and toss to coat evenly. Cook just enough to warm through, about 1 minute.
3. Add the lemon juice, salt and pepper and toss to combine.
4. Remove from the heat and serve immediately.