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Broccolini and Beans with Parsley Sauce and Crispy Shallots


Parsley Sauce
¼ cup toasted pistachios, chopped
3 tbsp finely chopped parsley
1 lemon, juiced
¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
kosher salt

Broccolini and Beans
olive oil
3 large shallots, thinly sliced
12 oz broccolini or baby broccoli (about 2 bunches)
¼ tsp red pepper flakes
1 bunch red chard, stemmed and roughly chopped
1 can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
small chunk parmesan cheese
freshly cracked black pepper


  1. To make the parsley sauce, combine the toasted pistachios, parsley, lemon juice, and olive oil in a small bowl. Stir well. Season with salt to taste and set aside.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add enough olive oil to generously coat the bottom of the skillet. Add the sliced shallots and break them apart. Spread them into an even layer and lower the heat to medium-low.
  3. Allow to cook until golden and crisp, stirring occasionally (be careful not to burn; lower the heat if needed). Season with a pinch of salt. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the crispy shallots to a plate lined with paper towels. Set aside.
  4. Meanwhile, trim the ends off the broccolini and pull off the larger leaves. Split any thicker broccolini in half or quarters lengthwise so that all the pieces are a similar thin size.
  5. Once the shallots are out of the skillet, raise the heat to medium and add a little bit more olive oil. Add half of the broccolini. Season with a good pinch of salt. Sauté until tender and slightly caramelized. Transfer the broccolini to a plate and repeat with the remaining.
  6. Once all of the broccolini is out of the skillet, add a little bit more olive oil, along with the red pepper flakes. Cook for 15 seconds and then add the red chard. Stir until wilted.
  7. Add the beans and let heat through. Add the broccolini back into the skillet. Season with salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste.
  8. Plate the broccolini and beans with the parsley sauce spooned over top. Freshly grate lots of parmesan cheese, top with crispy shallots and finish with more freshly cracked black pepper.