1/4 cup (60 mL) sherry
1/4 cup (60 mL)Ocean Spray® Cranberry Cocktail
freshly ground black pepper to taste
1/2 cup (125 mL) blanched almonds, toasted**
10 ozs (285 g) fresh or frozen green beans
1 small onion, sliced
2 tbsp (30 mL) water
1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
2 cloves garlic, sliced
2 tbsp (30 ml) butter
1 tsp (5 mL) cumin seed*
1 tsp (5 mL) curry powder
4 ozs (115 g)Ocean Spray® Craisins® Original Dried Cranberries
If using fresh green beans, cook in salted boiling water for 3 to 4 minutes or until just tender. Drain; rinse in cold water.
Combine onion, water and salt in large skillet. Cook over medium-high heat until water evaporates. Add beans, garlic, butter, cumin and curry powder; stir to coat beans. Stir in dried cranberries, sherry, juice cocktail and pepper. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook for 5 to 10 minutes or until liquid evaporates and mixture is heated through. Sprinkle with almonds.
Makes 6 servings.
*If desired, lightly toast cumin seed in small skillet and pound with mortar and pestle to bring out flavor.
**To toast almonds, cook in small non-stick skillet over medium heat, stirring constantly, for 5 to 6 minutes or until golden brown and fragrant. Toasted salted Marcona almonds can be substituted.