In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- To make the haricot vert salad: In a bowl, combine the haricots verts, shallot, and walnut oil.
- It offers you perfect partnerships like lemon sole with summer asparagus, new potatoes, lemon and Bearnaise sauce or a garlicky loin of lamb in the French style with melting potato gratin and crunchy haricots verts.
- The ‘roast’ halibut looked a bit anaemic and was served on what is becoming a ubiquitous bland base for fish: leeks, haricots verts and asparagus.
- I like to use asparagus and haricots verts, but you have to blanch them first.
- Supermarkets rarely carry fresh French/filet beans (aka haricots verts), the pencil-slim varieties that have a delicate flavor.
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