Green Beans with Walnuts and Tarragon
Lovely mingle of flavours. I toasted the walnets. Used dried tarragon but soaked in the oils w/orgainc cider vinegar in advance. Oh yeah and added 1 clove of finely minced garlic. A big hit with or without the garlic. High class side dish using the fresh beans from my local country road farmer.
blue lakes, yellows, haricot verts
new-crop, cracked in quarters
or champagne vinegar
Tip stem ends of beans Bring 4 quarts water to boil and add 1½ tablespoons salt.
Cook beans in 2 batches until tender but still a little firm, then lift out.
Lay them on a kitchen towel to dry for a minute or so.
Transfer to a bowl.
Add oils, shallot, tarragon and walnut pieces.
Toss and season to taste with salt and pepper.
Add a little vinegar just before serving.