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Green Beans with Citrus Butter

Green Beans with Citrus Butter

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  • Makes: 6 servings
  • Prep 30 mins
  • Cook 5 mins
  • Chill 4 mins

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  • 16 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt or salt
  • 1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon finely shredded orange peel
  • 1 tablespoon finely shredded lemon peel
  • 2 teaspoons finely shredded lime peel
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • Salt and ground black pepper, to taste


  1. In a 6- to 8-quart Dutch oven bring water and salt to boiling. Add green beans; cover. Cook for 4 minutes (start timing immediately). Use a slotted spoon to transfer the beans to a colander. Immediately plunge the beans into a large bowl of ice water. Chill for 4 minutes; drain well.
  2. In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add orange, lemon and lime peel, and garlic. Cook and stir for 1 minute. Add the beans and chicken broth. Toss to evenly coat. Remove from heat. Sprinkle with crushed red pepper. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve at room temperature or cover and chill up to 24 hours. Let stand at room temperature 30 minutes before serving. Makes 6 servings.

Nutrition Facts

(Green Beans with Citrus Butter)

Servings Per Recipe 6, vit. C (mg) 13, iron (mg) 1, vit. A (IU) 632, pro. (g) 2, cal. (kcal) 64, Fat, total (g) 4, carb. (g) 6, sat. fat (g) 3, chol. (mg) 11, sodium (mg) 688, fiber (g) 3, calcium (mg) 50

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