Green Bean Variations
Serves 61# Green Beans, washed, ends trimmedDay ahead tip;Bring a gallon of heavily salted water to the boil. Add green beans, reduce to a simmer and cook untiltender but not mushy. Rinse under cold water or plunge in ice water to stop the cooking.
Green Beans with Roasted Peppers and Bacon
1 Bell Pepper4 slices baconLightly oil and roast the pepper by charring on a grill or roasting in a 400 degree oven until the skin begins to blister. Let cool, peel, remove seeds and cut into ¼ inch strips.Cut the bacon across the width into ½ inch strips, cook over moderate heat until crisp, remove thebacon from the pan and reserve.Assembly;Warm the green beans and the peppers in the pan until hot, toss frequently to prevent browning. Addbacon; adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper.
Green Beans with Pecans and Browned Shallots
4 shallots, peeled and thinly sliced2 ounces butter3 ounces pecans broken into small piecesAssembly;