Green Bean Bundles with Garlic Browned Butter
ACTIVE: 40 minutes TOTAL: 40 minutes
TO MAKE AHEAD: Keep assembled bundles warm in a 225°F oven for up to 15 minutes;
brown the butter (Step 3) and hold until ready to serve. Reheat if necessary.
This green bean recipe is impressive-looking but simple to make. The bundles make
a wonderful addition to a holiday table or a fun presentation to liven up any dinner
1 pound thin green beans or haricot verts, trimmed
24 long, thin slices red bell pepper
8 long, thin scallions
2 tablespoons butter
2 cloves garlic, peeled
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon flaked sea salt, such as Maldon
Freshly ground pepper to taste
1. Bring 1 inch of water to a boil in a large pan fitted with a steamer basket. Steam green beans
and bell pepper until tender-crisp, 3 to 5 minutes. Trim whites off scallions and place the 8
long greens on the vegetables in the steamer during the last minute of cooking to soften.
Transfer the vegetables to a large plate.
2. Divide the beans into 8 portions (10-14 beans each). To make a bundle, lay a scallion green
on your work surface and place 1 portion of beans and 3 pieces bell pepper across it. Wrap
the green around the vegetables and tie a knot to secure the bundle. Transfer to a serving
platter. Repeat with the remaining vegetables.
3. Melt butter in a small skillet over medium heat; smash garlic flat, add to the pan and cook,
swirling often, until the butter is nutty brown, 2 to 4 minutes. Discard the garlic. Stir in oil.
Serve the bundles drizzled with the butter and sprinkled with salt and pepper.
SERVES 8: ONE BUNDLE EACH
Calories 73 Fat 5g (sat 2g), Cholesterol 8mg, Carbs 7g, Total sugars 2g (added 0g),
Protein 2g, Fiber 3g, Sodium 64mg, Potassium 170mg.
Nutrition bonus: Vitamin C (58% daily value), Vitamin A (25% dv).