Green Beans with Almonds and Caramelized Shallots Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Green Beans with Almonds and Caramelized Shallots Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Green Beans with Almonds and Caramelized Shallots

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"Savory and sweet. Everyone who tries this side dish absolutely loves it."

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Directions

  1. Place the slivered almonds in a dry skillet over low heat, and cook and stir constantly until the almonds are lightly toasted, 3 to 5 minutes. Watch carefully, because they burn easily. Remove the almonds and set aside.
  2. Heat butter in a skillet over medium-low heat, and cook and stir the shallots and red bell pepper until softened, about 8 minutes. Sprinkle the shallot mixture with sugar, salt, and pepper, and reduce heat to low. Cover, and cook slowly, stirring occasionally, until the sugar dissolves and the shallots caramelize, 5 to 8 minutes.
  3. Place a steamer insert into a saucepan, fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer, and bring the water to a boil. Add the green beans, cover, and steam until just tender enough to pierce with a fork, 7 to 8 minutes. Drain the green beans, place them into the skillet with the shallot mixture, mix well, and gently stir in the toasted almonds.
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  • PREP 20 mins
  • COOK 25 mins
  • READY IN 45 mins
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 29, 2010

I prepared this ahead of time, deliberately undercooking the beans a little so that they'd be just right when I reheated them in the microwave just before serving. I didn't want all the futzing around with caramelizing shallots, toasting almonds and blanching green beans in the midst of cooking the rest of dinner and it worked out well. While I probably won't make beans like this routinely because it requires a little more effort, this will be something I'll remember when I want something more special. I omitted the sugar - there's enough in the shallots for them to caramelize on their own and I didn't want any sweetness. Once I cooked the green beans I arranged them on a serving plate, then topped them with the bell pepper/shallot mixture rather than tossing it all together. It made for a very attractive presentation. This was definitely a welcome and delicious departure from the same old boring green beans.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 24, 2011

It was ok, I thought there was a little too much butter. I probably won't make them again because the end output doesn't justify the amount of time.

 
Sep 14, 2010

I made this recipe for a holiday dinner last night. It got rave reviews. The only comment, though, is that the recipe states that it takes 5-8 minutes for the shallots to caramelize. It actually takes about a half hour!

 
Oct 27, 2010

These green beans were great. I love the hint of garlic that the shallots add. I used french cut green beans and steamed them in a pan, although next time I think I'll use steamer bags in the microwave to save time and dishes. I toasted the almonds and they added great flavor. I think next time I'll use more almonds.

 
Jan 19, 2010

I loved this!!! I did cut back on the sugar though to about 1 tbsp. Didn't have slivered almonds but sliced and didn't have red bell pepper but green. A keeper recipe!!!

 
Aug 30, 2010

This is my new favorite way to prepare green beans. These are delicious, and everyone at my dinner party loved them. I only used 1 tablespoon of sugar, other wise I followed the recipe as written. Caramelizing the shallots gives such a wonderful flavor to these green beans. These are going to be on my table for Thanksgiving also. Thanks for sharing this great recipe :)

 
Feb 09, 2011

This recipe was easy and turned out GREAT!! It was just as good the next day, too. Thank you for sharing.

 
Jan 03, 2011

This is a wonderful recipe! I didn't add the red pepper and used 2 med sized shallots otherwise followed recipe. Tip: make sure to lower the temp and maybe let the pan cool a little before adding sugar or the onion will over cook and get hard. Did I mention this was a wonderful recipe?? Thank you!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 148 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 17.1 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 15 mg
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 8.3 g
  • 13%
  • Fiber
  • 4.8 g
  • 19%
  • Protein
  • 3.7 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 116 mg
  • 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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