Haricots Verts with Miso Butter and Pepitas

Haricots Verts with Miso Butter and Pepitas IMAGE Author: Canadian Living Credits: Haricots Verts with Miso Butter and Pepitas IMAGE

Buttery haricots verts, or French green beans, take on the umami flavour of miso paste in this festive side dish. Crunchy pepitas, which are hulled pumpkin seeds, add texture and a subtle nuttiness that complements the tender-crisp beans.

  • Portion size 10 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: December 2015

Ingredients

  • 800 g haricots verts trimmed
  • 3 tablespoons butter softened
  • 1 tablespoon white miso paste
  • 1 teaspoon liquid honey
  • 1/2 cup pepitas
  • pinch salt
  • 3 shallots thinly sliced

Method

In large saucepan of boiling salted water, cook haricots verts, in 2 batches, until bright green and slightly tender, about 3 minutes. Transfer to bowl of ice water to chill; drain well and pat dry. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate in airtight container for up to 24 hours.)

Meanwhile, in small bowl, stir together butter, miso paste and honey. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate in airtight container for up to 3 days.)

In large nonstick skillet, melt 1 tbsp of the miso paste mixture over medium heat; cook pepitas, stirring frequently, until fragrant, about 4 minutes. Remove tobowl. Sprinkle with salt.

In same skillet, melt remaining miso paste mixture over medium heat; cook shallots, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 4 minutes. Add haricots verts; cook, stirring occasionally, until warmed through, about 4 minutes. Remove to platter. Sprinkle with pepitas.

Tip from The Test Kitchen: If haricots verts are unavailable, thinly slice large string beans on a long angle.

Nutritional facts per serving: about

  • Fibre 2 g
  • Sodium 92 mg
  • Sugars 2 g
  • Protein 3 g
  • Calories 103.0
  • Total fat 7 g
  • Potassium 187 mg
  • Cholesterol 9 mg
  • Saturated fat 3 g
  • Total carbohydrate 9 g

%RDI

  • Iron 11.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 13.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 3.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 9.0
  • Vitamin C 10.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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