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BRIAN IN THE KITCHEN  brought to you by Stittsworth Meats

June 16 2011

Sweet-and-Sour Green Beans

3/4 pound(s) green beans
2 tablespoon(s) extra-virgin olive oil
1 medium shallot, minced
2 tablespoon(s) cider vinegar
1 teaspoon(s) sugar
Salt
Freshly ground pepper

Place the green beans in a steamer basket set over a large saucepan of boiling water. Steam until bright green and crisp-tender, about 5 minutes.

In a medium skillet, heat the oil. Add the shallot and cook over high heat, stirring, until softened, about 2 minutes. Add the vinegar and sugar; stir to dissolve the sugar. Remove from the heat and add the beans. Season with salt and pepper, toss well, and serve.