Is your family tired of "ordinary" green beans? Then maybe you'll give this recipe or my Green Beans with lemon recipes a chance to add some sparkle to your meals. A perfect accompaniment to how I cook, you can use this recipe to add a delicious change of pace to your ordinary meal plans.
Use enough water to cover the beans. Heat the water on high until it boils, add the beans. Allow the water & beans to come to a full boil, then turn down to a light boil (simmer) and blanch the beans for 4-5 minutes (depending on how "done" you like them).
While the beans are cooking, heat the oil over medium-high heat in a large, preferably cast-iron skillet. Add the shallots and cook, stirring, until softened slightly, about 2 minutes. Add the mushrooms and cook, stirring occasionally, until the water they release has evaporated and the fat starts to "sparkle", and they begin to brown--about 10 minutes or so.
Add the green beans, stir to combine and warm through. Season with salt and pepper and serve immediately.