Saturday, September 5, 2009

Green Bean Salad (French) Recipe

1 medium shallot, minced
3 tsp good-quality prepared mustard
1 lb green beans, trimmed
2 tablespoons of white wine vinegar
3 tablespoons of olive oil
1 tablespoon of capers
salt and freshly ground black pepper
Blanch the green beans in salted boiling water for 2 mins. Drain & immediately run under cold water to stop the cooking and retain the green color. Drain thoroughly.
Meanwhile, whisk the mustard and vinegar in a small bowl. Whisking constantly, slowly add 3 tbs olive oil. Add a pinch of salt and several generous turns of black pepper, and then the shallot and capers. Stir to combine.
Transfer to a large bowl & toss with the mustard-vinegar dressing. Taste & adjust seasonings as necessary. Serve immediately.
Serves 4 people.
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