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Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 (12-ounce) bags frozen whole green beans
  • 1 ½ tsp salt
  • 6 cups water
  • 6 cups ice water (in plunge pot)

Toasted almonds:

  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 4 ounces sliced almonds
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • sea salt and ground black pepper to taste

Caramelized shallots:

  • 2 Tbsp. avocado oil
  • 3 large shallots, very thinly sliced into rings
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 2 Tbsp. dry white wine
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar

Recipe Directions

  1. In a large pot, bring water and salt to a boil.
  2. Add green beans and cook until bright green (2 to 3 minutes).
  3. Drain beans, plunge into a pot of ice water and set aside.
  4. In a small non-sick skillet, heat sesame oil over medium heat.
  5. Add almonds, stirring constantly.
  6. After 1 to 2 minutes and color begins to develop, add seasonings.
  7. Toast 1 to 2 minutes more; remove from heat and set aside.
  8. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat.
  9. Add butter, shallots, wine and sugar.
  10. Sautè, tossing frequently with tongs until caramel color develops, for about 20 minutes.
  11. Add green beans back to the skillet.
  12. Toss with the shallots 1 to 2 minutes until warmed through.
  13. Pour mixture into serving dish, top with toasted almonds and serve immediately.

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