Green Beans with Sauteed Radishes and Pine Nuts Recipe

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A simple vegetable side dish using fresh summer green beans and radishes plus the earthy tone of pine nuts. Makes a wonderful, light side for steak, chicken or pork, especially grilled proteins.

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Green Beans with Sauteed Radishes and Pine Nuts Recipe
Course Brunch, Side Dish
Cuisine French
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Course Brunch, Side Dish
Cuisine French
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Heat a dry skillet over medium-high heat and add pine nuts in a single layer. Let nuts brown on one side, about 30 seconds or so. Shake the pan and brown them on the other side. Tend them carefully; they burn before you know it. Transfer them to a bowl and set aside.
  2. Blanch the green beans in salted water. Dry them with paper towels. Set aside.
  3. Warm the oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Saute the radishes, cut side down, for 2 minutes. Shake the pan and continue cooking, shaking the pan occasionally, for 2 to 3 minutes more.
  4. Add the vinegar and cook, stirring, until the liquid is evaporated, 30 seconds to 1 minute.
  5. Season the radishes with salt and pepper and transfer to a bowl. Set them aside for now.
  6. Return the pan to medium heat and add the butter. Cook, swirling the pan until the butter begins to brown and has a nutty aroma, about 2 minutes.
  7. Add the onions, mustard and herbs. Stir until onions soften, about 1 minute.
  8. Add the green beans and radishes and cook, shaking the pan occasionally, until the beans are warmed through, 1 to 2 minutes.
  9. Transfer to a warmed serving bowl and sprinkle with the pine nuts. Serve immediately.
Recipe Notes

This recipe works well with asparagus, too.

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Irish Soda Bread Recipe

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Simple yet delicious Irish soda bread! Bakes up crusty in an iron skillet; you can serve fresh bread for pennies!

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Bread, Irish Soda, Recipe
Course Bread
Cuisine Irish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 to 45 minutes
Passive Time 30 minutes
Servings
loaf
Ingredients
Course Bread
Cuisine Irish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 to 45 minutes
Passive Time 30 minutes
Servings
loaf
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 400 F.
  2. Combine dry ingredients thoroughly in large
 mixing bowl.
  3. Rub the softened butter into the dry ingredients to make a very fine crumb.
  4. Make a well in the center and add the buttermilk. Work the
 liquid into the flour mixture using a fork until the dough just comes 
together.
  5. Turn the dough out and knead a few times until the loose flour is just moistened. The dough will still be very wet and ragged.
  6. Form a loaf and place in a cast iron skillet. Score a deep cross
on top.
  7. Place in oven and bake until nicely
 browned and a knife or toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the center, 40 to 45 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven and brush with melted butter if desired.
  9. Cool for at least 30 minutes 
before slicing. Serve slightly warm or at room temperature.
Recipe Notes

Use a cookie sheet if you don't have an iron skillet; however, the crust won't be as crunchy. Soda bread is best eaten the same day it's baked, but it will keep fairly well for a couple of days if covered tightly.

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