*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                         GREEN BEANS IN BASIL SAUCE
 
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Vegetables
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1 1/2   lb           Fresh green beans
    6       tb           Olive oil
    2       md           Onions, sliced thinly
    4                    Ripe tomatoes, peeled,
                         -seeded & chopped
                         Salt
                         Freshly ground white pepper
    1                    Bouquet Garni
      1/2   c            Finely chopped basil
    2                    Garlic cloves
      1/4   c            Chopped parsley
 
   Snap off the tips of the green beans.  Bring a large
   casserole of salted water to a boil.  Add the beans
   and cook for 10 minutes or until barely tender.  Drain
   immediately and run under cold water. This retains
   their freshness and color.  In a large skillet, heat 4
   T of olive oil.  Add the onions and cook them for 10
   minutes, covered, over low heat until they are soft
   but not browned.  Add the tomatoes, salt, pepper and
   Bouquet Garni. Cook the mixture for 10 to 15 minutes
   over fairly high heat until it is very thick.  Remove
   the bouquet.  Add the drained green beans to the
   skillet and simmer covered for 5 minutes. Puree the
   basil, garlic, parsley and the remaining olive oil in
   the electric blender. Add the puree to the tomato and
   bean mixture.  Correct the seasoning. Heat through and
   serve.
  
 
 
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