Green Beans with Brown Butter and Almonds

 

Side Dish

Green Beans with Brown Butter and Almonds

This recipe adapted from realsimple.com makes a good side dish pan-seared salmon or roasted chicken with rice or potatoes.

1 pound green beans, trimmed and halved crosswise

3 tablespoons butter

1/4 cup sliced almonds

2 tablespoons capers

Fill a skillet with 1/2- inch of water, bring to a boil and add a dash of salt. Add the beans, cover and steam until tender-crisp, about 4 minutes. Drain and transfer to plates. Wipe out skillet and melt butter over medium heat. Add almonds and cook, stirring, until almonds and butter are golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in the capers. Spoon over beans. Makes 4 servings.

Per serving: 150 calories, 12.2 g fat (5.8 g saturated), 22.9 g cholesterol, 225.7 mg sodium, 9.4 g carbohydrate, 3.9 g fiber, 3.6 g protein.

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