Sweet-n-Savory Haricot Verts

Sweet-n-Savory Haricot Verts
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1/4 cup sherry
1/4 cup Ocean Spray® Cranberry Juice Cocktail
freshly ground black pepper to taste
1/2 cup blanched almonds, toasted**
10 ounces fresh or frozen green beans
1 small onion, sliced
2 tablespoons water
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cloves garlic, sliced
2 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon cumin seed*
1 teaspoon curry powder
4 ounces Ocean Spray® Craisins® Original Dried Cranberries


If using fresh green beans, cook in salted boiling water for 3 to 4 minutes or until just tender. Drain; rinse in cold water.

Combine onion, water and salt in large skillet. Cook over medium-high heat until water evaporates. Add beans, garlic, butter, cumin and curry powder; stir to coat beans. Stir in dried cranberries, sherry, juice cocktail and pepper. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook for 5 to 10 minutes or until liquid evaporates and mixture is heated through. Sprinkle with almonds.

Makes 6 servings.

*If desired, lightly toast cumin seed in small skillet and pound with mortar and pestle to bring out flavor.

**To toast almonds, cook in small nonstick skillet over medium heat, stirring constantly, for 5 to 6 minutes or until golden brown and fragrant. Toasted salted Marcona almonds can be substituted.

2009 Ultimate Cranberry Recipe Contest Finalist
Kara Adanalian
Fresno, CA


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Great take on string bean casserole

Family thinks I'm a champ!

I used Walnuts and it was sto;; great

Genia from London, ON

Definitely try it. Your Company will rave about it


Anonymous from Pahoa, HI

I made this recipe for a birthday party potluck attended by a group of hungry and discriminating people who really appreciate good food. It was such a hit! One person had to taste it even before dinner was served. Another said it was such a delicious combination of contrasting flavors and textures..sweet and savory, tender and crunchy... I am looking forward to my next opportunity to serve this recipe for Haricot Verts.


Glenda from Sewell, NJ

My husband doesn't usually like something "sweet" with something that's not supposed to be sweet. But, he says the nuts with the cranberries made the different - and he REQUESTED that we have it for Thanksgiving this year.


Annette from Atlanta, GA

This recipe is quick, easy and most delicious! Just a little tart, a little spicy, a littly crunchy and won rave reviews by my friends.

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