Green Beans in Yellow Pepper Butter

Total Time:
30 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
15 min

Yield:
8 servings

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Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon softened butter, plus 6 tablespoons
  • 1 medium yellow bell pepper, coarsely shredded, plus 1 large yellow bell pepper, cut into julienne strips (1 cup)
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 1/2 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed
Directions

Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a small saucepan. Add the shredded bell pepper. Cook over medium-high heat for 5 minutes or until crisp-tender.

Combine the 6 tablespoons softened butter and the pine nuts in a food processor bowl or blender jar. Process until almost smooth. Add the shredded bell pepper, lemon juice, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and pepper. Process until almost smooth. Set aside and keep warm.

Pour a small amount of salted water into a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil. Add the beans. Cook, covered, for 12 minutes; remove the colander with tongs. Add the bell pepper strips to the liquid in the saucepan and cook for 3 minutes; drain.

Put the beans in a serving bowl. Add half the butter mixture; toss to coat. Arrange the pepper strips around the edge. Serve the remaining butter on the side or reserve for another use.

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