Monday, March 17, 2014

Creamy Green Bean and Mushroom Salad

Hello Monday...  It's a St Patrick's Day Monday, and although I had every intention of making an Irish meal out of potatoes and some bangers (sausages) I found at CostCo before today so I could post it, life got in the way.  Actually, I was obsessing over my mom's new puppy (check out my Instagram feed at agirleatsworld for a video of her cuteness!)....  So instead, I present this delicious salad (it's green!) instead.

Green Bean and Mushroom Salad
 {Green Bean and Mushroom Salad}

dry saute mushrooms
 {To dry saute mushrooms, just place them in a pan over high heat.  The mushrooms will cook and release liquid that has a highly concentrated mushroom flavor!}

mix remaining ingredients
 {Add remaining ingredients and serve immediately.  This is a hot (temperature not spice) salad!}

Creamy Green Bean and Mushroom Salad
from simply recipes

Serves 4

1 pound green beans, fresh or frozen
1 pound mushrooms, quartered
1 small onion, sliced
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped (optional garnish)
  1. Put 2 quarts of water, salted with 1 tbsp of salt, in a pot to boil while you cut the mushrooms and onions.
  2. Heat a large sauté pan on medium high heat. Add the mushrooms to the pan and dry sauté them until they begin to release their water. Sprinkle them with a little salt. Once they have released most of their water, remove them to a bowl and set aside. 
  3. Add the green beans to the boiling water, and time them for 5 minutes, or until just tender. (No need to defrost frozen beans.) 
  4. Add butter to the hot sauté pan. Once the butter has melted, add the onions. Cook until the onions are beginning to brown. 
  5. As soon as the green beans are cooked just tender, strain them. Add the mushrooms to the pan with the onions, then add the green beans. 
  6. Remove from heat. Stir in the sour cream. Sprinkle with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Taste and add more salt if needed. 
  7. Sprinkle with parsley and serve.
I've noticed lately I've been doing a large amount of veggies and salads.  No reason and completely unintentional, but strange nonetheless.

I hope that you have a great St Patrick's Day.  I'll be eating those bangers and drinking a Guinness tonight!  What are you doing?

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