Recipe: Dijon Maple Green Beans

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What You Need:

  • 1 1/2 lbs fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 shallot, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • dash of red pepper
Dijon Maple Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
Garnish

How to:

  1. In a small bowl, mix together the Dijon Maple Sauce ingredients. Set aside.
  2. Blanch green beans in a large stock pot of salted boiling water for 2 minutes. Drain and transfer beans to a large bowl of ice water.
  3. Melt butter over medium heat in a large skillet. Add shallots, garlic and red pepper flakes and saute for 1 minute. Add beans and Dijon Maple Sauce and continue to saute until beans are evenly coated in the sauce and beans and cooked to desired crisp-tenderness.
  4. Taste and season with additional red pepper flakes and freshly cracked salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with caramelized pecans, bacon and Feta.
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