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Tarragon Green Beans

  • servings: 8

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Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 large shallot, finely chopped (1/2 cup)
  • 2 pounds green beans, trimmed
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh tarragon, plus sprigs for garnish
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Melt butter in a large, high-sided skillet over medium heat. Add shallot; cook, stirring constantly, until soft and translucent, 2 to 3 minutes. Add beans, and gently toss to coat with shallot mixture. Cook, stirring occasionally, 2 minutes.

  2. Step 2

    Add wine. Raise heat to medium-high; cook, stirring often, 12 minutes. Reduce heat to medium, and cook until beans are tender, 3 to 5 minutes more. Stir in tarragon, and season with salt and pepper. Garnish with tarragon sprigs.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, November 2005

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Reviews (4)

  • 23 Nov, 2010

    The taste was too earthy. Made these last Thanksgiving and nobody liked them.

  • 13 Nov, 2009

    Dondi5, instead of water, use an organic (low sodium) chicken stock. VERY good!

  • 28 Nov, 2008

    made it for thanksgiving and i loved it! i threw on some toasted almonds which i made it perfect. will make again.

  • 16 Nov, 2007

    I sometimes just omit the wine and use water