Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Colorful Side Dishes: Green Beans and Persimmons

Do you need a new side dish for your holiday meal? We recently modified this recipe and found it to be both lovely and delicious.

We used Fuyu persimmons (the short and fat ones) with onion and fresh green beans. We rinsed and snapped our green beans and blanched them in boiling water for about 3 minutes. They aren't cooked all the way through but they should be a bright green. We plunged them into ice water to stop the cooking.

Then in a frying pan, we cooked the onions in a bit of olive until translucent. Once, they were about ready, we added some thinly slice persimmon and cooked until they are softened but not falling apart.

Finally add in the green beans and saute until they are done to your liking. Season with salt and pepper to taste!