Recipe courtesy of Gourmet Magazine

Vegetables Printanier

Save Recipe
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 40 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
Share This Recipe


1/2 pound haricots verts (thin French green beans)

1 1/2 cups red pearl onions

3/4 pound tiny white potatoes (about 1/8 inch in diameter) or quartered small red potatoes

1/2 pound fresh shiitake mushrooms, any tough stems discarded

3 tablespoons unsalted butter

1 cup shelled fresh peas (about 1 1/4 pounds in pods)

2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives

1 lemon, zested and juiced


  1. Bring a large saucepan of salted water to a boil and have ready a large bowl of ice and cold water. Trim haricots verts to 3-inch lengths and blanch in boiling water 2 minutes. Transfer beans with a slotted spoon to ice water to stop cooking and drain in a colander. In same boiling water cook onions 5 minutes and with slotted spoon transfer to colander to drain. In same boiling water simmer potatoes 7 minutes, or until tender, and drain in colander. Peel and halve onions and transfer to a bowl. Vegetables may be prepared up to this point 1 day ahead, cooled completely, and chilled in a sealable plastic bag.
  2. Halve shiitakes if large. In a large heavy skillet heat butter over moderate heat until foam subsides and cook shiitakes with salt to taste, stirring occasionally, 2 minutes, or until just tender. Add peas and cook 2 minutes, or until bright green. Add beans, onions, and potatoes and cook, stirring occasionally, until just heated through. Stir in chives and season with salt and pepper and lemon zest and juice.