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Green Beans with Shallots, Thyme, and Shiitake Mushrooms

Makes: 8 to 10 servings Yield: 9 cups
Start to Finish 40 mins
Green Beans with Shallots, Thyme, and Shiitake Mushrooms
Ingredients
  • 2  pounds  green beans, trimmed
  • 2  tablespoons  olive oil
  • 2  tablespoons  butter
  • 1/4  cup  thinly sliced shallots (2 medium)
  • 12  ounces  fresh shiitake mushrooms, stemmed and halved
  • 2  teaspoons  finely shredded lemon peel
  • 3  tablespoons  lemon juice
  • 2  tablespoons  fresh thyme leaves
  •  Coarse sea salt or kosher salt
  •  Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2  cup  slivered almonds (optional)
Directions

1. Bring a large pot of salted water to boiling. Add green beans. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Cook, covered, for 8 to 10 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain green beans in a colander. Run cold water over beans until chilled to stop the cooking and keep the beans bright green.

2. In an extra-large skillet heat oil and butter over medium heat. Add shallots; cook just until tender, stirring frequently. Add mushrooms; cook for 6 to 8 minutes or until tender, stirring frequently.

3. Add green beans. Cook for 5 to 8 minutes or until heated through, tossing occasionally. Add lemon peel, lemon juice, and thyme; toss to coat. Season to taste with salt and pepper. If desired, garnish with almonds.

From the Test KitchenVariations:
  • Short on shiitakes? Sub in sliced fresh cremini or button mushrooms (or use a mix). Out of shallots? Use 2 to 3 garlic cloves, minced. Not a fan of thyme? Try an equal amount of fresh sage instead.
Tip:
  • Always discard the stems of shiitake mushroomsthey're woody and inedible.
To Make Ahead:
  • Prepare as directed in Step 1. Cover and chill for up to 24 hours. Continue as directed.
Nutrition Facts (Green Beans with Shallots, Thyme, and Shiitake Mushrooms)
  • Servings Per Recipe 8,
  • cal. (kcal) 111,
  • Fat, total (g) 7,
  • chol. (mg) 8,
  • sat. fat (g) 2,
  • carb. (g) 12,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 3,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1,
  • Trans fatty acid (g) 0,
  • fiber (g) 4,
  • sugar (g) 5,
  • pro. (g) 3,
  • vit. A (IU) 875,
  • vit. C (mg) 18,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 3,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 48,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 86,
  • Potassium (mg) 397,
  • calcium (mg) 50,
  • iron (mg) 2,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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