Thursday, July 8, 2010

Basil and Tomato Green Beans

Recipe courtesy The Neelys

.Prep Time:10 minInactive Prep Time:--Cook Time:15 minLevel:
4 to 6 servings. Ingredients
•2 pounds green beans, ends trimmed
•2 tablespoons butter
•1 large shallot, chopped
•1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
•Salt and freshly ground black pepper
•1/4 cup white wine
•1 medium tomato, diced
•2 tablespoons fresh basil leaves, chiffonade
Add the green beans to a large pot of boiling salted water. Cook until bright green, about 3 to 4 minutes. Remove green beans from the boiling water and plunge into ice water to stop the cooking. Drain well.

In a large heavy skillet, melt butter. Saute the shallot over medium heat until soft. Add red pepper flakes, salt, pepper and green beans. Toss together cooking for a minute more. Add the white wine and tomato and cook until the wine has reduced; about 3 minutes. Add the basil and season with salt and pepper, to taste

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