Posted 7/6/2008 3:57:13 PM
My favorite dish, green beans almondine, with a twist. The twist is twofold: first you brown the butter, you don't just melt it. That gives a new dimension of flavor, similar to a rich caramel. The nuts (I had only almonds instead of pecans) actually become browned and bring so much flavor. I was a little low on lemon zest and used 1/2 of a miniature lemon to flavor the beans. I cannot wait to try this recipe with pecans. It just tasted so rich and flavorful, and it went well with the Grilled Lemon Thyme Chicken recipe here on Betty Crocker.com.