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Curried Beef Short Ribs

Note: I found this was more realistically four servings.

Finishing this dish with lime zest and juice brightens its rich flavors.

Yield 6 servings (serving size: about 3 ounces ribs, 2/3 cup rice, and about 2 1/2 tablespoons sauce)

2 teaspoons canola oil
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Green Beans with Toasted Hazelnut-Lemon Butter

Green Beans with Toasted Hazelnut-Lemon Butter

Prepare the butter up to a week ahead and refrigerate, or up to three weeks in advance and freeze. Prepare extra butter to serve with bread or baked potatoes.

1 1/2 tablespoons butter, softened
3 tablespoons finely chopped hazelnuts, toasted
1 1/2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
2 1/4 teaspoons salt, divided
8 cups water
1 1/2 pounds green beans, trimmed

Combine butter, hazelnuts, rind, and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a small bowl; stir with a fork until well blended.
Bring 8 cups water and remaining 1 3/4 teaspoons salt to a boil in a large saucepan. Add green beans; cook 3 minutes. Drain. Return pan to medium heat. Add beans and butter mixture; cook 3 minutes or until the butter mixture melts. Toss gently to coat.
Yield: 6 servings (serving size: 1 1/3 cups)

CALORIES 54(52% from fat); FAT 3.1g (sat 0.8g,mono 1.9g,poly 0.3g); PROTEIN 1.7g; CHOLESTEROL 3mg; CALCIUM 51mg; SODIUM 400mg; FIBER 3.8g; IRON 0.6mg; CARBOHYDRATE 6.4g
Cynthia Nims
Cooking Light, NOVEMBER 2006

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