Sous Vide Green Beans with Mandarin & Hazelnuts


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Green beans and citrus? You'd better believe it! The infusion of mandarin throughout these buttery green beans is surprising and scrumptious, perfectly complemented by the warm and crunchy nuttiness of the toasted hazelnuts. This is a dish that we expect to live on in your family traditions long after the first time you try it! NOTE: the hourlong cooking time will give you crisp-tender beans that still have a teensy bit of crunch to them. If you like your beans softer and more cooked, add an extra half hour onto the time.
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Ingredients for 8

  • 1 lb/450 g trimmed green beans

  • 2 mandarins, satsumas, tangerines, or small oranges

  • 2 Tablespoons butter

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 2 oz hazelnuts


  • Step 1

    Set your Anova Precision Cooker to 185ºF/85ºC

  • Step 2

    Place the green beans, butter, and salt into a zip-locking bag or silicone pouch

  • Step 3

    Zest one of the mandarins into the bag; reserve the other one for later. Cut the zested one in half and juice into the bag

  • Step 4

    Using the immersion method, remove as much air from the bag as possible

  • Step 5

    Place in the bath and set the timer for 1 hour. You will likely need to weigh the bag down - we did so with a full water glass next to it to keep the beans under water

  • Step 6

    While the green beans are cooking, toast the hazelnuts for 7 minutes at 400ºF/205ºC. Once you remove them from the oven, rub the skins off with a kitchen towel and chop roughly. Set aside

    • Finishing Steps

    • Step 0

      Remove the beans from the bath and transfer to a serving plate. Zest the remaining mandarin on top and then garnish with the toasted hazelnuts. Divine!

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