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Green Beans with Tomatoes and Basil


1 1/2 Lbs green beans - trimmed

2 Tbsp unsalted butter

1 Tbsp olive oil

3 large shallots - thinly sliced

2 cloves minced garlic

1 (14 1/2-ounce) can diced tomatoes

1/4 cup dry white wine

2 Tbsp thinly sliced fresh basil

Salt and freshly ground black pepper


Parboil the beans,rinse in cold water and drain.

Melt the butter and oil in a heavy, large skillet over medium heat.

Add the shallots and garlic and saute until tender,about 2 minutes.

Add the tomatoes and cook until heated through,about 3 minutes.

Add the beans and cook until the juices evaporate and the beans are almost tender, stirring often, about 10 minutes.

Stir in the wine and basil.

Simmer 2 minutes longer.