Butter-Roasted Green Beans with Tart Cherries, Almonds and Goat Cheese

Butter-Roasted Green Beans with Tart Cherries, Almonds and Goat Cheese

Starter 

Substitute chopped pecans or hazelnuts for almonds if desired. • Finish with a squeeze of lemon for an extra-tart finish.

  • 2

    serves

  • Easy

    Difficulty

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Ingredients

  • 3 lb (1.5 kg) green beans, trimmed 1/2 cup (125 mL) diced shallots 3 tbsp (45 mL) butter, melted 2 tbsp (30 mL) grainy mustard 1 tbsp (15 mL) finely chopped fresh thyme 2 tsp (10 mL) honey 1 tsp (5 mL) finely grated orange zest 3/4 tsp (4 mL) each salt and pepper 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) pitted sour cherries 1/2 cup (125 mL) crumbled goat cheese 1/2 cup (125 mL) toasted slivered almonds 1 tbsp (15 mL) finely chopped fresh chives

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 450°F (230°C). Toss together green beans, shallots, butter, mustard, thyme, honey, orange zest, salt and pepper. 2. Arrange in Lagostina Martellata Hammered Copper Roaster; sprinkle cherries over top. Cover and roast for 12 minutes. 3. Uncover and roast for 8 to 10 minutes or until beans are tender-crisp and cherries have softened. Sprinkle with goat cheese, almonds and chives before serving.

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