New Years Meal…YUM

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Grilled Chicken with White Wine Mushroom Sauce
Garlic Hasselback Potatoes with Herbed Sour Cream
Green Beans in Garlic-Basil Dressing
What a way to start the New Year!
Click link for the recipe for mom’s green beans.

Garlic-Basil Dressing Ingredients
1 Clove garlic
2 tb Dijon mustard
1 Shallot
1 tb Sugar
2 tb Red wine vinegar
3/4 c Canola; corn or vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoons salt|
15 Fresh basil leaves
1/8 ts Freshly ground black pepper

Instructions for Garlic-Basil Dressing
Turn on the processor with the steel blade and drop the garlic and shallot down the feed tube onto the spinning blade to mince. Add the vinegar, salt, pepper, mustard and sugar. With the processor running, slowly drizzle in the oil. Add the basil leaves and coarsely chop with several on/off pulses.

Green Beans in Garlic-Basil Dressing Ingredients
1 1/2 lb Fresh green beans
1 Recipe garlic-basil
1 tb Sugar
5 Firm ripe tomatoes; sliced
1 tb And 1 teaspoon salt;
4 Sprigs fresh basil for

Instructions for Green Beans in Garlic-Basil Dressing
Leave the pointed tips on the green beans, but snap off the stem tips. Wash. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the sugar and 1 tablespoon salt. Drop in the green beans and cook until crisp-tender, about 6 to 7 minutes. Drain the beans and plunge them into ice water to stop cooking. Drain well and refrigerate. When ready to serve, toss the green beans with 1/3 cup of the dressing in a large mixing bowl. Taste and add more dressing or salt as needed. Pile the beans high in the center of a large white platter. Arrange the tomato slices overlapping around the edge. Sprinkle the tomatoes with salt and drizzle 3 tablespoons of the dressing on top of them. Garnish with the basil sprigs. Serve immediately.

One Comment

  1. Erin said:

    Great recipe and I cannot wait to them! They were so DELISH!

    January 9, 2009

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