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Green Beans in Hazelnuts and Creme Fraiche


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  • 1/2 * 1/2 cup hazelnuts
  • 1 * 1 pound green beans
  • 1 * 1 pinch Salt and pepper
  • 1 * 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 * 1 pink shallot, minced
  • * Lemon juice, to taste
  • 2 * 2 tablespoons crème fraîche
  • * A small handful of chopped fresh tarragon
  • * A small handful of chopped fresh parsley


Servings 6


Step 1

1. Heat the oven to 350°F/180°C. Spread the nuts on a baking sheet and toast in the oven until slightly darkened and fragrant, about 8 minutes. Remove, chop, and set aside.
2. Top and tail the green beans, and cook them in a large pot of boiling salted water, until tender. Drain and rinse under cold running water to set the colour.
3. Heat the oil in a skillet, add the shallot, one minute, then add the beans and toss to heat through. Season with salt and pepper. Add a squirt of lemon juice. Remove from the heat and stir in the crème fraîche to coat. Toss in the hazelnuts and chopped herbs. Arrange on a platter, and serve.

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