With Thanksgiving a mere second away you may be faced with GF challenges that you haven’t even thought of yet. For example, you’re at kind of a fancy Thanksgiving meal and there are some French Green Beans served with toasted walnuts and blue cheese. SCORE! Right?
Maybe not actually. Some bleu is GF, some alas is not. Here is a link: http://surefoodsliving.com/2007/12/is-blue-cheese-gluten-free/ to a nice article about why or why not for GF Bleu along with a list of safe brands.
And while you’re at it…why don’t you be the one bringing the French Green Beans with Bleu Cheese and Walnuts to the fancy or not-so-fancy Thanksgiving Feast!
French Green Beans with Toasted Walnuts and Bleu Cheese
Serves: 4-8 depending on how many Bleu fans there are!
1 pound bag frozen French Green Beans (not FRENCHED)
1 shallot, small dice
2T. Butter or Olive Oil
1/2 c. Walnuts, toasted
4 oz. GF Bleu Cheese (I use Rosenborg)
Salt and Pepper to taste
Method of Prep:
Heat oil or butter in a saute pan and saute the shallots on medium heat until they start to caramelize, about 5-minutes. Throw the bag of green beans, still frozen on top of shallots and put a lid on the pan. The beans will steam. Open the lid and toss the beans around a few times. Cook until beans are thawed and hot, about 5-7 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste. Pour beans into a serving bowl or onto a serving platter. Sprinkle on walnuts and crumble on bleu cheese. Toss one more time and serve.