Trying New Foods!

I found a few vegetables at the Farmers Market over the weekend that looked familiar but were much longer than what is usually found. The Yardlong green bean! although just about everyone knows and has eaten them before,these yardlong green beans looked like something out of a scary movie! So I had to buy them! Turns out there are tons of online recipes,especially with indian cuisine! Here is the recipe I used to cook these bad boys!!

 Sautéed Yardlong Green Beans with Mushrooms and Caramelized Onions!!

4 tablespoons of unsalted butter
1 pound of yellow onions,trimmed and peeled
kosher salt and black pepper
2 pounds of yardlong green beans,cleaned and cut into halves
2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
1 pound of button mushrooms,cleaned and chopped into quarters
1 medium shallot finely chopped
about 4 teaspoons of minced garlic
1 fresh picked thyme leaf
1 teaspoon of soy sauce
1 teaspoon of juice from a lemon

Melt 3 tablespoons of butter in large non stick skillet,over medium heat. Add onions,season well with salt and pepper,reduce heat to low and cook until onions are a deep caramel brown,about 40mins.
Meanwhile,bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add beans and cook until beans are tender yet crisp,about 3 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold water then set aside.

Heat oil in a large saucepan over high heat until lightly smoking. Add mushrooms and cook while stirring occasionally,so for about 10 mins. Season to taste with salt and pepper,add shallots,garlic,thyme and remaining tablespoon of butter and cook while stirring. Add soy sauce,toss and combine in the mix.
Combine green beans,mushrooms,onions and lemon juice,heat all tougher over medium heat and serve immediately!

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