Wednesday, April 7, 2010

NEW WAVE GREEN BEANS

(recipe from Cooking Light Magazine)
2 T butter
1 1/2 lb fresh green beans, trimmed
1 package (10 ounces) cremini mushrooms, cleaned and sliced
1/3 cup heavy cream
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 pkg (8oz) Brie, rind removed and cheese cut into pieces
3 T walnuts, toasted and chopped (see note)

In large skillet, melt butter over med-high heat. Add green beans; cook, stirring occasionally, about 7 minutes or until beans are crisp-tender.

Add mushrooms for skillet; cook about 5 min or just until beans are tender. Add cream, salt and pepper. Remove skillet from hear. Stir in Brie pieces until melted. Top with toasted walnuts. Serve immediately.

Note: To toast walnuts, heat oven to 350. Spread walnuts on baking sheet and toast at 350 for 7-10 minutes or until light golden brown. Let cool slightly, chop.

Serves: 8

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