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Green Beans with Garlic and Shallots

August 11, 2010

I love green beans and I love green beans even more with a lot of garlic, shallots and butter.  I cannot think of any meat, poultry or fish entrees that wouldn’t love to have a side of green beans next to it.  They are delicious just blanched with some added butter but adding a few other ingredients can really make a difference depending what you are serving them with that day.  They are always on my grocery list for a fast, simple and tasty vegetable and you will never waste one green bean.  They are delicious chilled and ready for your salad the next day.

 Green Beans with Garlic and Shallots


  • 1 lb. Green Beans (washed and ends removed)
  • 3 T. Unsalted Butter
  • 1 T. Olive Oil
  • 3 Large Shallots (large chop)
  • 2 Cloves Garlic (minced)
  • Kosher Salt
  • Freshly Ground Pepper


  1. Blanche the string beans in a pot of boiling salted water (about 3 minutes)
  2. Drain immediately and immerse in a bowl of ice water
  3. Heat the butter and oil in a saute pan and saute the shallots and garlic on medium for about 5-10 minutes (until lightly browned)
  4. Drain the green beans and add to the shallot and garlic mixture and toss well
  5. Heat thoroughly and serve piping hot


 (Serves 4-6)

A contribution to “Summer Fest 2010”.  If you would like to see more “Summer Fest” details and recipes please visit (

4 Comments leave one →
  1. August 13, 2010 08:40

    This sounds tasty– and thanks for stopping by my blog to add this to the Summer Fest party! My addition this week was this Wax and Butter Bean Herbed Salad:

    Can’t wait to see what you cook up next week for stone fruit!

    • August 13, 2010 21:35

      Thank you for taking a look. Love your recipes and will be trying many. I have enjoyed Summer Fest very much. So who will do Autumn Fest? I do hope to surprise you with some Stone Fruit ideas!


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