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Grilled Green Beans with Caramelized Shallots

Active Time: 35 minutes • Total Time: 35 minutes • Serves: 8

1-1/2 tablespoons Schnucks unsalted butter
12 ounces shallots, peeled and thinly sliced (about 2-1/2 cups)
1-1/4 teaspoons salt, divided
4 packages (8 ounces each) fresh haricots verts French beans or 2 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed
2 tablespoons Schnucks olive oil
1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper

1. In nonstick 10-inch skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add shallots and 1/4 teaspoon salt and cook 14 to 16 minutes or until very soft and browned, stirring occasionally. Remove skillet from heat; cover to keep warm. Makes about 1 cup.

2. Meanwhile, prepare outdoor grill for direct grilling over medium heat. In large bowl, toss haricots verts with oil, remaining 1 teaspoon salt and pepper until well coated in oil. Place grill basket or grid on hot grill rack about 1 minute to preheat. Add haricots verts to basket, in batches if necessary, and grill 3 to 5 minutes, or 6 to 8 minutes for green beans, or until charred in spots and tender, stirring occasionally.

3. Transfer haricots verts to platter; top with caramelized shallots to serve.

Each serving: about 111 calories, 6 g total fat (2 g saturated),
6 mg cholesterol, 345 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate,
3 g fiber, 3 g protein

Cook’s Wisdom

Prepare shallots as directed in step 1 up to 3 days in advance. Reheat before serving in step 3.