Garlic Shiitake Green Beans with Pancetta and Fennel

Another yummy green bean recipe

Cuisine: American

Main Ingredient: Vegetables

Category: Side Dish

Difficulty: 1/10

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Garlic Shiitake Green Beans with Pancetta and Fennel

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2 cupsGreen Beans; (strings and ends removed)
1 cupShiitake mushrooms; dried and reconstituted
2 tablespoonsOlive oil; divided
1 headGarlic; sliced thin
1 bulbFennel; sliced thin
4 ouncesPancetta; each slice cut in half
2 tablespoonsButter; optional


1Before starting fill a large bowl with about 10 ice cubes and water (leave room to add green beans).
2 In saucepan bring 6 cups water to boil, add some salt to the water. Add fresh green beans. Boil until tender but not overcooked. When tender drain in colander and shock green beans by immediately submerging into ice water. This will prevent overcooking and retain bright green color. Remove after about 30 seconds to 1 minute and drain in colander.
3 In large heavy skillet over medium heat, cook pancetta until it starts to get crisp, remove to paper towel line plate and set asside. Add 1T olive oil. Add Mushrooms, Garlic and fennel (and 1T butter if using) and saute.
4 Continue cooking until garlic becomes tan but not brown (be careful not to overcook the garlic as it will become bitter) and fennel is becoming more translucent.
5 Add green beans, pancetta (and remaining 1T of butter, if using), toss until green beans have been coated and are reheated.
6 Serve immediately.
Gluten Free
  • Garlic Shiitake Green Beans with Pancetta and Fennel

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