Citrus Haricots Verts
Citrus Haricots Verts
Try this quick and easy green bean recipe from Fresh with Anna Olson.
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Technique Simmer
  • Preparation Time 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time 5 minutes
  • Yield 4 servings
  • 1 bunch fresh green beans, washed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated orange zest
  • ⅔ cup water
  • 1 navel orange, segmented without membrane
  • 1 red grapefruit, segmented without membrane
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cold butter
  • Salt and pepper
  1. Trim ends from beans. Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium high heat.
  2. Add beans and toss to coat. Add garlic and orange zest and sauté for 1 minute. Add 2/3 cup water and simmer beans uncovered until almost all the water has evaporated, about 4 minutes
  3. Remove beans from pan onto serving dish
  4. Add orange and grapefruit segments and stir gently to warm through - juices will come out. When juices begin to simmer, stir in sugar and remove from heat
  5. Stir in cold butter in small pieces, until melted. Season to taste and spoon over beans
  6. This sauce can also be used on the turkey escallope

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