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Green Beans With Blue Cheese, Walnut and Thyme Butter

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“Perfectly cooked green beans are tossed with a compound butter with blue cheese, walnut & fresh thyme. This would make a perfect holiday recipe or is a great way to serve up the summer harvest of green beans.”

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  1. Mash softened butter & 3 oz blue cheese together in a small bowl using a fork, until well combined. Add 1/4 cup of walnuts, chopped thyme & freshly ground pepper. Stir until well combined. Scrape mixture onto a piece of parchment paper & use the parchment paper to roll & shape into a small log, about 5 to 6 inches (12 – 15cm) long. Place in the fridge for 1 to 2 hours or until hard. You can also pop it into the freezer for quick results.
  2. Place beans in large, shallow pan (I use a deep frying pan with a lid). Add about 1 inch (2.5cm) of water with a pinch of salt to pan; cover. Bring to a boil on medium-high heat. Shake pan gently to ensure all beans cook evenly. Cook for about 4 minutes or until beans are tender but still a little firm. Drain water from pan but leave beans in same pan.
  3. Cut blue cheese butter log into thick slices & add half to pan. Toss beans until the blue cheese butter slices are melted. Place on serving platter & top with more slices or freeze for another use. Top with extra blue cheese, extra walnuts & extra thyme.

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