Sunday, March 29, 2009


I'm always looking for simple and easy recipes to make for guests. With Easter coming up in a few weeks, it's time for me to get my dinner thought about. My family all gets together and everyone brings something, my sister was asked to make green bean casserole. I'm thinking, "Let's make this instead." Lets hope she's good with it too.

Green Beans With Caramelized Onion Vinaigrette

Green Beans With Caramelized Onion Vinaigrette

This recipe serves 8
Hands-On Time: 0h15m
Total Time: 0h40m

1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 large yellow onion, finely diced
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 cup sherry vinegar
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 pounds green beans, trimmed
2 teaspoons grated orange zest

In a large skillet, over medium heat, heat the butter and 2 tablespoons of the oil.
Add the onion, sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon of the salt. Cook, stirring occasionally,
for 25 minutes. Add the vinegar. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add the remaining
oil, 1/4 teaspoon of the salt, and the pepper.

Transfer half the mixture to a blender and puree, then return to skillet.
Meanwhile, cook the green beans with the remaining 1/4 teaspoon of salt in
boiling water until tender, about 4 minutes. Transfer to a bowl of ice water.
Drain and pat dry. Transfer to a serving bowl, toss with the onion mixture,
and sprinkle with the zest.

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