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French Green Beans With Basil And Orange

Ingredients
  Haricot verts 2 Pound, trimmed (Small, Thin Green Beans)
  Butter/Margarine 6 Tablespoon
  Onion 1 Small, minced
  Grated orange rind 1 Teaspoon
  Fresh orange juice 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Minced fresh basil/1 teaspoon dried basil 1 Tablespoon
  Salt To Taste
Directions

Cook beans in a small amount of boiling salted water 4 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain.
Plunge into ice water to stop the cooking process; drain and set aside.
Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat; add onion, and saute until tender.
Add orange rind and juice, and cook until liquid is almost evaporated.
Add beans, and stir gently until thoroughly heated.
Stir in basil.
Season to taste with salt.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
French
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Boiled
Occasion: 
Christmas
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Orange
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1018 Calories from Fat 643

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 73 g112.7%

Saturated Fat 46.3 g231.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 193.5 mg64.5%

Sodium 505.7 mg21.1%

Total Carbohydrates 69 g23.1%

Dietary Fiber 23.1 g92.5%

Sugars 36.5 g

Protein 13 g25.8%

Vitamin A 82.4% Vitamin C 81%

Calcium 28.7% Iron 5.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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French Green Beans With Basil And Orange Recipe