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Sweet-n-Savory Green Beans

Sweet-n-Savory Green Beans


  • 1/4 cup sherry
  • 1/4 cup Ocean Spray® Cranberry Juice Cocktail
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup blanched almonds, toasted**
  • 10 ounces fresh or frozen green beans
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seed*
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 4 ounces Ocean Spray® Craisins® Original Dried Cranberries


  1. If using fresh green beans, cook in salted boiling water for 3 to 4 minutes or until just tender. Drain; rinse in cold water.
  2. Combine onion, water and salt in large skillet. Cook over medium-high heat until water evaporates.
  3. Add beans, garlic, butter, cumin and curry powder; stir to coat beans. Stir in dried cranberries, sherry, juice cocktail and pepper. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook for 5 to 10 minutes or until liquid evaporates and mixture is heated through.
  4. Sprinkle with almonds.

6 servings

* If desired, lightly toast cumin seed in small skillet and pound with mortar and pestle to bring out flavor.

** To toast almonds, cook in small nonstick skillet over medium heat, stirring constantly, for 5 to 6 minutes or until golden brown and fragrant. Toasted salted Marcona almonds can be substituted.

2009 Ultimate Cranberry Recipe Contest Finalist Kara Adanalian, Fresno, CA

Recipe and photo credit: Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc.

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