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Green Beans With Roasted Nuts

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Ingredients
  Green beans 200 Gram, washed, topped and tailed
  Cashew nuts 50 Gram, cut into half lengthways
  Almonds 30 Gram, skinned
  Pine nuts 30 Gram
  Streaky bacon 75 Gram
  Nutmeg 2 Pinch (use as per taste)
  Vegetable oil 4 Tablespoon (to shallow fry)
  Extra virgin olive oil 1 Tablespoon (to drizzle)
  Sea salt/Pepper 1 Tablespoon (use as per taste)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Blanch the beans in boiling salted water for 2 minutes, plunge them into ice cold water to stop further cooking, drain, dry on a clean cloth and place aside in a bowl.
2. Cut off any rind from the bacon, cut into medium dice and place in a clean dish.
3. In a baking tray, sprinkle over cashews with a little vegetable oil and roast gently under the broiler or in a warm oven until lightly golden, stirring from time to time and keep aside in a bowl. Roast the almonds and pine nuts separately on the same tray under the broiler in the same way, and add to the cashews in the bowl.

MAKING
4. In a wok or sauté pan over a medium heat, heat a tiny touch of vegetable oil and stir-fry diced bacon pieces for about 2 minutes.
5. Add the green beans, stir-fry for a further 2 minutes, then add the roasted nuts and mix well.
6. Remove the green beans from the heat and, using tongs, arrange the green beans on warmed plates or into a warmed serving dish.

SERVING
7. Sprinkle any remaining bacon pieces and nuts over the top of the green beans.
8. Give a twist or two of coarse sea salt and freshly milled black pepper and a very light dusting of finely grated nutmeg.
9. Drizzle over a little extra virgin olive oil and serve immediately.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Italian American
Course: 
Side Dish
Feel: 
Crunchy
Method: 
Stir Fried
Ingredient: 
Green Bean
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
35 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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