Britalia Way Green Beans
I love fresh string beans and for Thanksgiving this year made them simply with roasted peppers, onion and cream sherry. A delicate balance between a smoky flavor with a touch of sweetness. The sherry adds a velvety glaze and the dish was a perfect accompaniment for a festive meal. I used orange and yellow peppers for color and they were delicious! Here is this simple recipe: Wash and cut off tips of String beans.Steam them till crisp tender. Saute about a cup of diced onion (small diced) in extra virgin olive oil about a tablespoon till translucent. In the meantime on top of a gas stove burner or in the oven or on the grill roast peppers till charred. I actually put them directly on my stove grate (gas cooking) and just keep turning till they are black all around, You could always put them under a broiler as well. It is really worth the effort for the flavor! Next peel the peppers when cooled. I avoid putting them in a bag to cool as I think this steams out some of the smoky flavor. Cut into a small dice like the onions and combine with the onions and add a little cream sherry, salt and pepper. Add the green beans with 1 to 2 tablespoons of liquid from steaming let them marinate together for about 10 minutes heating on very low flame. These green beans are also great with a simple Milanese (fried) Chicken or Veal cutlet.
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