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Green Bean Mushroom Almondine

Ingredients

  • 1 pound green beans rinsed and ends trimmed
  • 8 ounces mushrooms
  • 3-4 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Melt butter and olive oil over medium heat
  2. Add mushrooms and cook until soft, stirring often
  3. When mushrooms are soft, add garlic, and cook another 2 minutes, stirring constantly so it doesn't burn
  4. Meanwhile, bring a pot of water to boil
  5. Prepare a separate bowl of ice and water
  6. Add beans to boiling water for 3 minutes
  7. Remove with a spider or slotted spoon and transfer to the ice bath to stop the cooking and keep the pretty bright green color
  8. Toast almonds - I use a frying pan because if I do it in the oven I'll forget and burn them - I toast them on medium heat for about 3 minutes, them remove the pan from the heat and let them toast a minute or two longer in the hot pan
  9. Arrange beans on a serving dish, top with garlic and mushrooms then add toasted almonds, season and garnish with salt and cracked pepper