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Thursday, December 4, 2008
Sauteed Bacon and Steamed String Beans
Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 6 strips bacon, chopped into 1/2-inch pieces 1 cup thinly sliced onion 2 tablespoons sliced garlic 2 pounds string beans, washed and ends trimmed 1 cup chicken stock or water 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper Directions Set a Dutch oven over medium heat and add the olive oil. Once the oil is hot, add the bacon, stirring occasionally, and begin to sear until most of the fat has rendered and the bacon is well caramelized, about 5 minutes. Add the onions and garlic to the pan and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions are translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the string beans to the pan and toss well with the bacon and onions. Raise the heat to medium-high and add the chicken stock. As soon as the stock begins to boil, place the lid on the pan and cook the beans for about 6 minutes. Remove the lid, season the beans with the salt and pepper and toss well. Return the lid and cook the beans until tender, about 1 or 2 minutes longer. Remove from the heat and transfer to a serving dish or small platter to serve.
I describe myself as an innovative private piano teacher located in northern CA. I've been teaching beginning, intermediate and advanced students for nearly ten years. I love to employ the use of multimedia to inspire and encourage students' success. In my spare time... I'm a certified rescue scuba diver, photographer, artist, writer, mother of two, a wanna-be Martha Stewart kind of know-it-all. I love to travel. I find joy and love in family & friends! My favorite place to be is at home and diving in the ocean!