Cold String Beans With Vodka Vinaigrette

Cold String Beans With Vodka Vinaigrette
Cold String Beans With Vodka Vinaigrette

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

4

servings

PREP TIME

--

minutes

TOTAL TIME

--

minutes

SERVINGS

4

servings

Ingredients

  • 1

    pound string beans trimmed (or 1 lb asparagus, peeled and trimmed)

  • 1/2

    cup olive oil

  • 1

    large shallot finely minced

  • 1

    tablespoon Dijon mustard

  • 1/4

    cup Georgian or balsamic vinegar

  • 2

    tablespoons Polish vodka

  • 1

    tablespoon sumakh*

  • Salt to taste

  • Freshly-ground black pepper to taste

  • OPTIONAL:

  • 2

    hard-boiled eggs finely chopped

  • 1

    red bell pepper finely diced

Directions

* Note: Edible ground sumakh is available from Mid-Eastern or Russian markets or spice shops. Blanch and refresh string beans in salted water. In 1 tablespoon olive oil taken from the 1/2 cup, caramelize the minced shallot. Put shallot, mustard, vinegar, and vodka in a blender. Slowly drizzle in the remaining oil. Mix in sumakh, salt, and pepper. Serve over string beans (or asparagus). Optional: Garnish with a little chopped hard boiled egg and/or finely diced red bell pepper. This recipe yields 4 servings.

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