The Lazy Front Porch Supper menu includes: Pickled Red Onions with Cilantro, Corn and Haricots Verts in Lime Shallot Butter, Heirloom Tomatoes with Bacon, Blue Cheese and Basil, Shellfish Watermelon Ceviche, Grilled Steaks with Red Chile Sauce, and Fresh Fig Tart with Rosemary Cornmeal Crust and Lemon Mascarpone Cream.
1/4 cup finely chopped shallot
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
3/4 lb haricots verts or other thin green beans, trimmed and cut crosswise into 1/4-inch pieces
3 cups corn (from about 6 ears)
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon finely grated fresh lime zest
1/2 teaspoon fresh lime juice, or to taste
Cook shallot in butter in a 12-inch heavy skillet over moderate heat, stirring, until softened, about 3 minutes. Add beans, corn, and salt and cook over moderate heat, stirring, until vegetables are tender, about 6 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in lime zest and lime juice.
Copyright July 2003, Gourmet magazine. Printed with permission.
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