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Peas with Shallots

22 Jan

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Sautéed peas with salt, pepper, and shallots! I didn’t use a recipe in making this, just added as I went along and this side dish turned out delicious!

I diced 2 shallots and sautéed them in a small pan with a tablespoon of butter. Once browned, I added in a cup of frozen peas and continued to sauté until peas were fully cooked through. Add salt and pepper and it’s ready to serve!

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Fried Green Beans

23 Oct

When Daniel and I were in Las Vegas celebrating our 1 Year Wedding Anniversary years ago, he ordered some Tempura Green Beans.  They were the best he ever had!  So of course when we returned home, I tried to replicate these.  I made ones from the Red Cat Cookbook that were ok, but not on par with the ones he had in Las Vegas.  A few weeks ago, I attempted these again.  These were a bit better, but still not what DH expected.  He did say these were flavorful and crispy.  Just note that the recipe makes a lot of batter.  It may be a good idea to cut the recipe in half if making these for 2 people.

Ingredients:

  • Peanut oil, for frying
  • 1 cup beer
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt, plus more for seasoning (I also added some seasoned salt)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper, plus more for seasoning
  • 1 pound green beans, ends trimmed

Directions

Preheat oil to 375 degrees F.

Whisk the beer, flour, salt and pepper until smooth.

Dip green beans into batter to coat, letting excess drip off. Fry in the peanut oil in batches, until they are golden and crisp. Remove from oil with a spider strainer to a paper towel lined sheet tray. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Recipe from:  http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/neelys/fried-green-beans-recipe/index.html