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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

French Beans Carrots Sweet Onion with Cashews

Here is a recipe I just came up with. I do love French Beans. If you can't get French Beans you can use Green Beans. I'm not such a fan of green beans though. They are just not as tender.

 French Beans Carrots Sweet Onions and Cashews

 Recipe By : Chef Shobhan
 Serving Size : 4 Preparation Time :0:20 Categories :
 Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method -------- ------------ --------------------------------
1 pound French beans or green beans -- blanched
2 large carrots -- shredded
1 sweet onion -- cut in half and sliced sideways
2 cloves garlic crushed
1/4 cup cashews
salt and pepper

 Cut off the ends of the beans first. You can either take both end off, or just the end where they came off the plant. Blanch the beans in a large pot of boiling water for 2 minutes (french beans) 4 mins (green beans) Place in cold water as soon as you remove them from the boiling water. This stops them from cooking more keeps them crunchy and nice and green. Set aside. In a large dry pan fry the cashews, until browned slightly on both sides, set aside.  Shred the carrots. Set aside. Cut onion into small slices. Melt the coconut oil and add the onions, fry for about 4 minutes then add the garlic. Add the carrots and cook for 3 - 5 minutes then add the blanched beans. Cook until everything is heated through. Add salt and pepper to taste.

 Description: "Crunchy and yummy"

 NOTES : Green Beans are very high in vitamin C, K and A. Green beans have a lot of phytonutrient and antioxidant value. Green beans contain a wide variety of carotenoids (including lutein, beta-carotene, violaxanthin, and neoxanthin) and flavonoids (including quercetin, kaemferol, catechins, epicatechins, and procyanidins) that have all been shown to have antioxidant properties.

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