Spotlight on Blackberry Green Beans

Frenched Green Beans with Blackberries and Onions

The Culinary Madman has done it again!

OK, I have a confession to make.  I’m not really fond of green beans.  Tonight I was faced with a challenge, I was to prepare green beans for the vegetable of the day.  I started thinking about what I was going to do with them.  All the normal ideas came to mind, but that just wasn’t good enough.  I needed to make something that was outrageous.  So I came up with Blackberry Green Beans.

This is where I would normally tell you  how simple the dish is, but Frenching a half case of green beans is anything but easy.  The preparation is a piece of cake.  After Frenching the green beans you simply sauté them in olive oil with onions, salt and pepper to taste and a couple pinches of sugar.  Yes, sugar.  Toss some blackberries into the pan, fresh or frozen, and deglaze with a 50/50 blend of red wine and Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce.  Done… That’s it, give it a try.