Spring Vegetable Sauté
Spring Vegetable Sauté might be just the side dish you are searching for. This gluten free and vegetarian recipe serves 8. One serving contains 132 calories, 6g of protein, and 6g of fat. Head to the store and pick up butter, sugar snap peas, mint, and a few other things to make it today. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes approximately 45 minutes. It can be enjoyed any time, but it is especially good for Spring.
If using dried morels, soak in warm water to cover 30 minutes. Agitate fresh or dried morels in water to dislodge grit, then lift from water, squeezing out excess, and pat dry with paper towels. Whether using fresh or dried, leave small morels whole and halve or quarter larger ones.
Cook beans in a 4-quart saucepan of boiling salted water 3 minutes, then transfer with a slotted spoon or skimmer to a colander and rinse under cold water. Peel skins from beans with your fingers. (Keep water simmering, covered.)
Heat 2 tablespoons butter in a 12-inch nonstick skillet over moderately high heat until foam subsides, then sauté morels, stirring, until tender, about 4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
Remove from heat and let stand, covered.
Return water in saucepan to a boil, then cook asparagus, sugar snaps, and scallions until crisp-tender, 1 1/2 to 2 minutes.
Add beans and immediately drain well in colander.
Add vegetables and remaining 2 tablespoons butter to morels and toss to combine. Stir in mint and salt and pepper to taste and serve immediately.
• Dried morels can be soaked and patted dry 1 day ahead and chilled, covered. • Fava beans can be cooked and peeled 1 day ahead and chilled, covered. • Be aware that fava beans can cause a potentially fatal reaction in some people of Mediterranean, African, and Pacific Rim descent. • Asparagus, sugar snaps, and scallions can be trimmed and cut 1 day ahead and chilled in sealed plastic bags lined with dampened paper towels.