Monday, November 29, 2010
Herby Green Beans
Remember the Tofurkey I made? These are the fantastical herby beans I served alongside it. They are crazy easy, look gorgeous with tofurkey and offer a zippy herby flavor. All in all... a perfect Thanksgiving day pairing.
French green beans (1 package / 1 pound)
White truffle oil
1/2 red onion, chopped fine
3 cloves garlic, chopped fine or smashed
2 teaspoons fresh rosemary, chopped fine
4-5 leaves fresh sage, chopped fine
Fresh cracked pepper
Coarse sea salt
3-4 spragues fresh tyme
In a lidded saute pan, combine white truffle oil, garlic and onion and saute until onions are soft and translucent.
Add beans and rosemary, stir to combine, cover and cook on medium for about 10 minutes, stirring every 3 minutes or so.
Add sage, pepper and sea salt and stir to combine all the flavors. Top with thyme spragues, cover and turn heat on low.
Cook for about 5 minutes on low then turn the heat off and leave the lid on. This will steam the beans and incorporate the herby flavor.
You can serve these by themselves, in a serving dish or along side your tofurkey or other protein.
Put them where you want, then add a little more sea salt.
The herbs give this side dish a lovely earthy, wintry flavor, not to mention it smells delicious!