Sunday, November 22, 2015

Green Beans with Mushrooms and Shallots

"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)
serves 4
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
Scentsational Sides

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  1. A simple and delicious side dish, Joyce. I had some green bean stirfry with lots of minced garlic for the lunch too.

  2. I'm with you, Joyce! I say garlic and shallots both for even more yummy flavor:) Your green beans look so fresh and delicious. This is a delicious side that I could eat as a main meal:)

  3. I love mushrooms but sadly my husband does not. Glad that you enjoyed this one.

  4. This was on my "short list" of side dishes to make this week before I went with spinach. Love the green bean mushroom combination and I am with you--garlic and shallots would be perfect. ;-)

  5. Joyce, it is coincidental that we both cooked the same dish. I love how sweet and tender the french beans tasted too. Yummy!!

  6. This is the kind of dish I eat all the time. Green beans with mushroom and onion. I like your idea of adding garlic and shallot to give the dish more depth of flavor.