Want to make your holiday dinner or dinner party memorable and delicious? It’s all about creating new flavor profiles for old standby dishes.Try our featured calorie-careful recipe for sweet and sour butternut squash, or, if you prefer, green beans with the ultimate treatment — brown butter and toasted pecans, from an archive recipe in Fine Cooking Magazine.
Truthfully, I once found green beans a little boring, but that was before I discovered the brown butter treatment, which is a snap to make. You simply sauté the butter a little until it’s light brown and smells like toasted nuts. You add shallots and lemon juice and toasted pecans…this is the way to go with green beans, let me tell you.