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Blanched Haricots Verts and Jamón Ibérico Bundles

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These tender green bean bundles with Jamón Ibérico ham are quite easy to put together and the flavours blend well. The nutty, lightly tangy, rich brown butter vinaigrette is perfect with simply blanched green beans. Make sure to make an extra batch as it's also great to toss with some roasted pumpkin, potatoes or Brussels sprouts.
Jamón Ibérico, the king of the ham, is a variety of jamón or presunto, a type of cured leg of pork made from black Iberian pigs in Spain. Use Italian Prosciutto instead if desired.
Haricots Verts (thin French green beans) are slightly longer and skinnier than regular green beans and may be a little bit more expensive. They are harvested earlier then regular green beans, so they are thought to be more tender and more flavourful. Regular green beans would work just as great.

Hazelnut Brown Butter Dressing
  • 500 g Haricots verts, trimmed
  • 8 slice Jamón Ibérico (or Prosciutto)
  • Fresh thyme
  • Pink peppercorns, optional
  • 60 g Unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
  • 40 g Hazelnuts, roughly chopped (or walnuts)
  • 2 tbsp Balsamic vinegar (Sherry or red white vinegar)
  • 2 tsp Wholegrain mustard
  • Sea salt and cracked black pepper
  1. Cook the green beans in a large saucepan of boiling water for 1–2 minutes or until bright green and tender crisp. Drain, refresh under cold running water. Drain and divide into 8 even bundles.
  2. Use a slice of Iberian ham or prosciutto to wrap around the centre of a bundle of beans and scrunch at the top to secure. Repeat with remaining ham slices and bean bundles.
  3. To make the almond brown butter dressing, melt the butter in a frying pan over high heat until dark brown. Add the olive oil and hazelnuts. Cook for 2 minutes or until nuts are toasted. Remove from heat and stir in vinegar, mustard, salt and pepper.
  4. Place the bean bundles on a large serving platter. Drizzle the warm dressing over the bundles, scatter with the thyme and pink peppercorns and serve.

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Balvinder 8/12/22 22:51

I love green beans. What a creative way to serve them!

Cooking Julia 9/12/22 00:06

I usually cook the bacon around the greens, but your version is very beautiful!

Tom 9/12/22 00:33

...this looks so festive.

Brian 9/12/22 01:28

That's a very nice plate of things I never heard of, but I'd enjoy.

J.P. Alexander 9/12/22 02:53

Se ve muy rica esta receta. Te mando un beso.

Ben | Havocinthekitchen 9/12/22 03:16

This is such a wonderful idea - so beautiful, elegant, simple yet sophisticated. That's definitely worth serving for a very special occasion!

Anonymous 9/12/22 05:45

It's Judee- from Gluten Free A-Z Blog. I love the way you grouped the haricots in little bundles. Looks so pretty and I do love haricots.

Graciela Bacino 9/12/22 07:00

Te destacas y nos sorprendes con vuestras exquisiteces cada día!
Muchas gracias Angie!!
Ésta es fácil y deliciosa!!

Margaret D 9/12/22 07:18

Well they do look attractive Angie.

Eha 9/12/22 07:29

Nuts, balsamic, mustard and thyme - what an interesting combo pf flavouring agents for probably the best-looking green beans I can remember seeing . . . even if you are not the biggest vegetable eater in the big wide world - you certainly would reach for these - thanks . . .

roentare 9/12/22 08:25

You just made me hungry again after dinner!

DEZMOND 9/12/22 10:29

I don't know what a single word from the title of the post means even though I'm an English lg teacher LOL but it does look lovely. What are haricots, verts and jamons, pray do tell us, deary.

Assia 9/12/22 11:13

C'est tellement bon l'haricot vert

2pots2cook 9/12/22 11:21

Lovely, healthy showstopper!!!!!

Angie's Recipes 9/12/22 14:01

@DEZMOND I did explain them in the post.

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 9/12/22 15:00

What a gorgeous way to serve haricots verts!! Definitely makes them perfect for the holidays or a dinner party!

Rhodesia 9/12/22 16:03

This sounds and looks delicious, it is bookmarked, thank you. Cheers Diiane

Bill 9/12/22 17:30

Looks very good and delicious.

Pantherka 9/12/22 18:41

This recipe looks great.
You have a beautiful blog.

David 9/12/22 19:16

Angie, Just a lovely side dish or accompaniment to any special occasion feast! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

speedy70 9/12/22 19:26

Un piatto semplice ma tanto coreografico e buono, complimenti!!!

Lola Martínez 9/12/22 20:29

Una receta sana para tener en cuenta en Navidad. Besitos.

Veronica Lee 10/12/22 04:41

Festive, healthy and delish!
Have a great weekend, Angie!

Neil 10/12/22 07:07

Wow! Wouldn't these look great served with Christmas turkey? Lovely!

Nancy Chan 10/12/22 08:35

I love green beans. Beautiful presentation.

Rainbow Evening 10/12/22 11:44

name is not familiar for me, but look good and tasteful....

Anonymous 10/12/22 13:30

What gorgeous little bundles! Perfect for the holidays.

eileeninmd 10/12/22 13:46

Hello Angie,
The green bean recipe looks yummy. Thanks for sharing these delicious recipes.
Have a happy weekend!

Whats Cookin Italian Style Cuisine 10/12/22 21:13

So perfectly elegant to serve for this holiday season!

Frank | Memorie di Angelina 11/12/22 16:13

These look lovely! Italians make a similar bundle with prosciutto and asparagus as you probably know. These look equally good.

[Reply] 11/12/22 19:31

An old Southern classic in the US is bacon wrapped green bean bundles, your recipe sounds like the gourmet version!

My name is Erika. 12/12/22 13:17

Those beans looks absolutely yummy, and so festive too. I'm always looking for new green bean recipes. Happy new week. hugs-Erika

bread&salt 12/12/22 20:22

Looks great! Another healthy and tasty option for us.

The Happy Whisk 13/12/22 05:41

I love green beans and those long skinny ones, I could eat them as snacks.

Raymund 15/12/22 23:27

What a nice presentation, looks healthy and delicious too

Roz | La Bella Vita Cucina 16/12/22 23:15

We love haricot verts and so I jump whenever I discover a new way to prepare them. My family will love this, Angie! Thank YOU!

tigerfish 21/12/22 00:45

Love how each serving of haricot verts is wrapped up with Iberico ham.


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