Green Bean and Mushroom Fricassee
- SERVINGS: 8
This mixed vegetable recipe makes a wonderful side dish.
- 1 pound thin green beans
- 24 baby carrots, halved lengthwise
- 1/3 cup pine nuts (about 2 ounces)
- 2 tablespoons canola oil
- 6 ounces shiitake mushrooms, stemmed, caps thickly sliced
- 3 plum tomatoespeeled, seeded and thinly sliced
- 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- Salt and freshly ground pepper
- Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the green beans and carrots and cook until crisp-tender, about 5 minutes. Drain and pat dry with paper towels.
- In a large skillet, toast the pine nuts over moderate heat, stirring constantly, until lightly golden, about 5 minutes. Transfer the pine nuts to a plate to cool.
- Heat the oil in the skillet until shimmering. Add the mushrooms and cook over moderately high heat, stirring, until softened and beginning to brown, about 5 minutes. Add the carrots and green beans and cook, stirring, until tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Add the tomatoes and lemon juice and season with salt and pepper. Cook until the tomatoes are just warmed through, about 1 minute. Transfer the vegetables to a platter, sprinkle with the pine nuts and serve.
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