Green Beans in Morel Cream Sauce

by Jenn on June 24, 2009

in Diabetic Friendly,Gluten Free,Vegetarian

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This dish has slowly evolved over the past few years, and actually earned a spot in my family’s Christmas meal last time we were  at my parents (that’s a big deal!)  For this recipe I used tried morels, because fresh ones are hard to find now.  I hadn’t used morels with this recipe before, but because I love them so much decided it was worth it :)  This is a great side dish, or as in my case the night I made this, dinner, haha.

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Ingredients:
1 tbs. butter
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 cup onions, chopped
1/2 oz. morels, dried
1 cup white wine
1/2 cup stock
salt & pepper to taste
2 tbs. cornstarch or tapioca flour
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 lb. green beans
juice from 1 lemon
1 tbs. EVOO
1/4 cup sliced almonds

Directions:
1. Melt the butter in a medium sized pan on med-high to high, and add in garlic, onions, and morels.  Saute until onions turn translucent and soften.
2. Add in salt & pepper, wine and stock, and mix to blend them together.  Let simmer until reduced down to about 1/2 cup worth.  This will take about 15-20 min.
3. In a small bowl, add in 2 tbs. of wine/stock mixture and the cornstarch, and blend together.  Add this back into the pan.
5. Once cornstarch is blended in nicely, simmer for a few more minutes (about 5).  Then add in the cream,  and bring to just a boil, stirring constantly.  Then pull off the heat and set aside.
6. Heat up a skillet, and add in EVOO and lemon juice.  Add in green beans and almonds and saute about 5 minutes until brightly green colored.
7. Plate green beans and top with morel cream sauce.  Yum!

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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

The Home Cook June 24, 2009 at 1:45 pm

Looks fantastic!

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Joelen June 24, 2009 at 2:29 pm

So elegant and that sauce looks heavenly!

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lcrosato78 June 24, 2009 at 4:36 pm

Just found your blog and love it! What great photos and recipes.

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Miri June 24, 2009 at 6:34 pm

What a great way to dress up green beans — sounds so scrumptious! By the way, I had the great honor of meeting Michael Pollan at a fundraiser for the Berkeley Library last year and I was even more impressed by him in person. Such a humble and wise man.

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elly June 25, 2009 at 12:45 am

This looks fantastic. I LOVE morels.

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Drew November 21, 2013 at 3:46 am

This looks great! I’ve included a link to this recipe in my gluten-free Thanksgiving recipes list over on my blog. Thanks for sharing! http://parisinutrition.com/food-for-thought/a-gluten-free-thanksgiving/

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