"Scentsational Sides", the theme for this week at I Heart Cooking Clubs (IHCC). I've made another side dish, this time to go with our usual dinner of rice and some other main dishes.
A simple and very tasty veggie dish. Bought some French green beans and they were very sweet, tender and fresh. I've used fresh shiitake mushrooms instead of assorted mushrooms.
The green beans are cut into 1-inch pieces, then they are cooked in the microwave for about 4 minutes before stir-frying them with the rest of the ingredients. This is similar to what we usually cook at home, the only difference is we always used garlic instead of shallots. Next time I will use both garlic and shallots. Very tasty veggie dish, the perfect side-dish to accompany any meal.
Green Beans with Mushrooms and Shallots
(adapted from "The Food You Crave", Ellie Krieger)
1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
1 tablespoon water
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/3 cup sliced shallots (about 2 medium)
3/4 pound assorted fresh mushrooms (i.e. button, baby bella, shiitake, oyster, chanterelle), sliced
salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
Put the green beans in a microwave-safe bowl with the water.
Cover tightly and microwave on high for 4 minutes. Carefully remove the cover, drain it in a colander, shaking off any excess water, and set aside.
While the beans are cooking, heat the oil over medium-high heat in a large nonstick skillet. Add the shallots and cook, stirring, until softened slightly, about 2 minutes. Add the mushrooms and cook, stirring occasionally, until the water they release has evaporated and they begin to brown, about 10 minutes. Add the green beans and stir to combine and rewarm. Season with salt and pepper and serve.
This post is linked to I Heart Cooking Clubs (IHCC), the theme for this week