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Tarragon and Mustard Green Beans: by Kierstin Buchner Recipe

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Submitted by stlc

Makes 4 servings



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Recipe Ingredients for Tarragon and Mustard Green Beans: By Kierstin Buchner

1 pound green beans, ends trimmed (fresh)
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 tablespoons shallots, thinly sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup dry white wine
1 cup low-sodium vegetable stock or broth
3 tablespoons mustard (grainy)
3 tablespoons creme fraiche (can substitute sour cream or yogurt)
1/2 teaspoon sea salt (or kosher)
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 teaspoons tarragon, chopped (fresh)
1 teaspoon thyme, chopped (fresh)

Recipe Directions for Tarragon and Mustard Green Beans: By Kierstin Buchner

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to boil and add green beans.

  2. Let cook for 2-3 minutes until tender-crisp and remove to a large bowl filled with ice water. Let beans cool, then drain and set aside.

  3. In a large pan with lid, heat butter and olive oil over medium heat.

  4. Add shallots and cook until soft but not brown, about 2 minutes.

  5. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute more. Add wine and vegetable stock, and bring to a boil.

  6. Turn heat to medium-low and simmer until liquid reduces by half.

  7. Whisk in mustard, crème fraîche, salt and pepper.

  8. Add green beans to sauce and stir coat. Cover and let beans heat in the sauce over medium-low, about 3 minutes.

  9. Add tarragon and thyme, toss to combine. Serve as a side dish, or over brown rice as a main dish.

Categories

First Course, Main Dish, Side Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 241.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
219
Calories from Fat
126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
14.0g
22%
Saturated Fat
5.6g
28%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
19mg
6%
Sodium
481mg
20%
Potassium
435mg
12%
Total Carbohydrates
14.7g
5%
Dietary Fiber
5.3g
21%
Sugars
2.6g
Protein
6.1g
Vitamin A 23% Vitamin C 34%
Calcium 12% Iron 16%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B-
  Good points
  • High in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
  • Contains alcohol
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