Green Bean and Roasted Mushroom Salad with Sesame Dressing

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Green Beans and Roasted Mushroom Salad from the Tasty Gardener

 

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Green Bean and Roasted Mushroom Salad with Sesame Dressing
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Ingredients

  • 1lb green beans, cooked and cooled
  • 1 lb mushrooms
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 3/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup toasted almonds

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Place mushrooms in a shallow baking dish and toss with olive oil.
  3. Roast for 30-40 minutes. Let cool reserving oil.
  4. Place mushrooms, green beans and reserved oil in bowl.
  5. Combine remaining ingredients and toss to coat.
  6. Refrigerate for a couple hours befoer serving.
Recipe Type: Soups, Salads and Sandwiches
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Green Beans and Roasted Mushroom Salad from the Tasty Gardener

Chocolate Almond Twist

 

Serves 1

Chocolate Almond Twist
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Ingredients

  • 1 oz. Amaretto
  • 1 oz. Coffee Liqueur
  • 2 scoops Ice Cream
  • 1 oz. Irish Cream

Instructions

  1. Swirl the chocolate in a glass.
  2. Mix the ingredients in blender.
  3. Pour in glass and top with whip cream and a cherry.
Recipe Type: Drinks
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Almond Buttercrunch

Serves per 1" piece

Almond Buttercrunch
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tbsp white corn syrup
  • 12 oz. semi-sweet chocolate
  • 1 1/2 cups finely chopped almonds,toasted

Instructions

  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat melt the butter. Add the sugar and stir until dissolved. Stir in the water and corn syrup
  2. Cook the butter and sugar until it reaches 270 degrees, stirring often.
  3. Grease 2 cookie sheets.
  4. Pour the hot sugar onto the cookie sheets and let it harden.
  5. In a bowl over a pot of boiling water melt the chocolate chips. Once completely melted pour the chocolate over the top of the harden sugar and spread it out evenly.
  6. Sprinkle the almonds on top and let it cool completely in the fridge. Break into pieces before storing in the fridge or freezer.
Recipe Type: Dessert
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Place your almonds in a small skillet.

Over medium heat stirring constantly toast the almonds until lightly browned.

In a large saucepan over medium heat add the sugar and butter.

Once the butter has and sugar has melted pour in the water and cornstarch.

Allow the sugar to boil stirring occasionally.  Once it has reached 250 degrees on a candy thermometer pour the mixture evenly and carefully into 2 cookie sheets.  Spread it out evenly.

Melt your chocolate in a bowl over a pot of simmering water.

Pour even amounts of chocolate on top of the sugar.

Spread it completely on top.

Get right into the corners.

Sprinkle the almonds on top of the chocolate.

Place the cookie sheets in the fridge for several hours.  Once it has completely hardened it can then be broken into little pieces.

Green Beans Almandine

Serves 1/6

Green Beans Almandine
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Ingredients

  • 1 lb. fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted if desired
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. white pepper

Instructions

  1. Trim beans and rinse.
  2. Boil beans in large pot until tender crisp about 8 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  3. Melt the butter and olive oil in saucepan and add garlic and almonds. Stirring constantly cook until almonds begin to brown.
  4. Add beans tossing to coat. Season with salt and pepper.
Recipe Type: Side Dishes
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You need:

  • 1 lb. fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 1¬†Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted if desired
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. white pepper

Trim beans by snapping off the hard ends and rinse under cold water.

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Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add the beans.  Cook until tender crisp,  6-8 minutes. In a small frypan melt the butter in the oil.

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Add the almonds and garlic.

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Cook until almonds brown 3-5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

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Drain the beans.

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Toss the beans with the almonds and serve immediately.

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