12/4/10

A Thanksgiving Meal Side I Didn't Make... Green Beans with Gorgonzola

Prior to Thanksgiving this year I found a couple 'new to me' recipes I debated trying. I thought this one sounded good at the time (and still do!) so I added it to my files for a 'possible' side dish.

Alas, I was craving our traditional Green Bean Casserole and although I would have gladly made both versions, I was so busy with overtime at the office that I did not have fresh green beans nor Gorgonzola cheese on hand so it was not made.

However, it still looks delicious and I still hope to make it for a weekday meal in our household.



For the collection; Green Beans with Gorgonzola Cheese.

2 pounds green beans, stem ends trimmed
2 tablespoons nut oil, such as hazelnut, almond, or walnut
1 tablespoon sherry vinegar
salt and pepper
2 ounces Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled (about 1/2 cup)
1/2 cup roasted blanched hazelnuts, coarsely chopped

Steam green beans until crisp-tender, 4 to 8 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and toss with oil and vinegar; season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with Gorgonzola and nuts.
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