Posts Tagged ‘Beans’

French Beans in Creamy Mustard Sauce

french-bean450 g/1 lb French beans, trimmed
4 X 15 ml spoons/4 tbsp mayonnaise
3 x 15 ml spoons/3 tbsp milk or natural yoghurt
1 x 5 ml spoon/1 tsp Dijon mustard
1 X 5 ml spoon/1 tsp tarragon

Cook the beans in slightly salted water until tender, drain. Meanwhile, mix together the sauce ingredients in a small pan and heat through without boiling. Pour the sauce over the beans and serve.

French Beans In Soured Cream With Paprika

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Serves 4

700 g (11 lb) French beans

25 g (1 oz) butter or margarine

1 small onion, skinned and


5 ml (1 tsp) paprika salt and freshly ground pepper

150 ml (1 pint) chicken stock

142 ml (5 fl oz) soured cream


  • Using kitchen scissors, top and I tail the French beans and cut them into 2.5-cm (1-inch) lengths. Melt the butter in a pan, add the onion and cook gently for 5 minutes until soft and golden, but do not brown.
  • Stir in 2.5 ml tsp) paprika, French beans, seasoning and stock.
  • Bring to the boil, cover and simmer for 5-10 minutes until the French beans arc tender.
  • Stir the cream into the pan and reheat without boiling. Turn into a heated serving dish and dust the top with the remaining paprika.