Green Beans & Shiitakes with Barukas Nuts

This makes a stunning side dish for Thanksgiving dinner. The topping is made with extra-crunchy Barukus Nuts (https://barukas.com/).
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Green Beans & Shiitakes with Barukas Nuts
  • 8Servings

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. green beans, trimmed

  • 12 medium shiitake mushrooms, stems removed, cut into 1/4-inch slices

  • 4 Tbs. good olive oil, divided

  • 2 Tbs. thinly sliced shallot

  • 1 Tbs. microplaned lemon zest

  • 1 Tbs. fresh lemon juice

  • 1/3 cup coarsely chopped Barukas nuts

  • 1/4 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley leaves

Preparation

In a large pot of boiling water, blanch green beans until still slightly crisp, about 2 minutes; immediately transfer to a bowl of ice water to stop cooking. Drain and pat dry.

In a wok or large skillet, heat 3 Tbs. olive oil over medium-high heat. Toss in shallots, stir and sauté briefly, about 1 minute. Add shiitakes, stir and sauté for another minute. Add remaining Tbs. of olive oil & green beans, stir and sauté until heated through, about 2 to 3 minutes more.

Remove from heat, stir in lemon zest and lemon juice. Transfer to large bowl or platter, sprinkle with Barukas nuts and chopped parsley.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 130
  • Carbohydrate Content: 13 g
  • Fat Content: 9 g
  • Fiber Content: 5 g
  • Protein Content: 4 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 1.5 g
  • Sodium Content: 10 mg
  • Sugar Content: 5 g
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