• Green Beans With Wild Mushrooms

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Green Beans With Wild Mushrooms


Bon Appétit, November 2005


Active time: 20 min Start to finish: 1 1/4 hr


Makes 8 servings.

1 oz dried porcini mushrooms
1 cup boiling water
6 tbsps (3/4 stick) butter, divided
1/2 cup minced shallots
1 pound assorted fresh wild mushrooms (such as chanterelle, oyster, crimini, and stemmed shiitake), sliced
1 1/2 pounds green beans, tr

Cooking Instructions
Step 1 Combine dried porcini mushrooms and 1 cup boiling water in small bowl; let stand until porcini soften, about 30 minutes. Strain, reserving soaking liquid; coarsely chop porcini.
Step 2 Melt 4 tablespoons butter in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add shallots and saut until slightly softened, about 2 minutes. Add fresh mushrooms and porcini and saut until juices form, about 10 minutes. Add porcini soaking liquid, leaving any sediment behind. Stir until mushrooms are tender and juices evaporate, about 2 minutes. Season mushrooms to taste with salt and pepper. Transfer mushrooms to bowl.
Step 3 Cook green beans in large pot of boiling salted water until crisp-tender, about 5 minutes. Drain. Cool green beans under cold water; drain well. (Mushrooms and green beans can be prepared 1 day ahead. Cover mushrooms and refrigerate. Wrap green beans in paper towels, enclose in resealable plastic bag, then refrigerate.)
Step 4 Melt remaining 2 tablespoons butter in large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add green beans and mushrooms. Cook until vegetables are heated through, stirring often, about 7 minutes. Season generously with salt and pepper. Transfer vegetables to bowl and serve.