Glazed Green Beans w/Caramelized Shallots
2 Tbsp. unsalted butter
1 large shallot, diced
3/4 cup water (just enough to cover beans)
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 pound of green beans, trimmed
1/4 tsp. freshly ground pepper
Garnish: 1/4 cup toasted slivered almonds
Melt the butter in a saute’ pan and add the shallot and saute’ until it turns a golden brown. Add the water, sugar and salt and stir to dissolve the sugar. Add the green beans, bring to a low boil and cover. Cook for 5-7 minutes covered.
Remove the cover and continue cooking until the water cooks off almost completely, leaving a glaze on the green beans and shallots. Give the beans a sprinkling of pepper and garnish with almond slivers to serve.