String Beans with Fried Shallots, Pecorino and Basil

Photo: Lucy Schaeffer

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A Beloved Green-Bean Dish with a Seasonal Makeover
This bright and fresh-tasting side takes the best elements of a classic green-bean casserole and gives them a summer update. You quickly cook the beans in a small amount of water, and then finish them in olive oil, so they're crisp-tender with a slight char. Fried shallots stand in for canned, fried onions and crumbled Pecorino cheese takes the place of a heavy mushroom sauce.

Get the recipe: String Beans with Fried Shallots, Pecorino and Basil