Green beans "Napoléon"

Green beans "Napoléon"
Apparently, Napoléon Bonaparte had a delicate stomach, so his cook made his cream sauces a little gentler with tomato.

Here is a version for green beans, cooked in two stages, with a cream and tomato sauce.
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Last modified on: August 11th 2023

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Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 5 min.
Green beans "Napoléon"
Prepare 800 g green beans then cut into medium-sized pieces.

Set aside.

Stage 2 - 1 min.
Green beans "Napoléon"
Heat 40 g butter in a large pan on high heat until it froths.

Add the finely chopped 1 shallot.

Salt, pepper and cook for 1 minute without colouring.

Stage 3 - 5 min.
Green beans "Napoléon"
Add 200 ml liquid cream, mix well and bring to the boil.

Stage 4 - 2 min.
Green beans "Napoléon"
Add 1 teaspoon tomato paste, mix well, then check the seasoning.

Stage 5 - 5 min.
Green beans "Napoléon"
Add the green beans, mix well and leave to heat through for a few minutes.

Stage 6
Green beans "Napoléon"
Serve on its own or to accompany meat, for example.
The quantity of tomato paste can be adapted to suit your taste, so add more or less as you prefer.
1 or 2 days in the fridge, covered with plastic film.
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,226 Kcal or 5,133 Kj27 gr69 gr94 gr
61 %10 %7 %14 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
115 Kcal or 481 Kj3 gr6 gr9 gr
6 %1 %1 %1 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
307 Kcal or 1,285 Kj7 gr17 gr23 gr
15 %3 %2 %4 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Milk
How much will it cost?
  • For 4 people : 4.33 €
  • Per person : 1.08 €

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This recipe uses (among others)
Green beansGreen beans: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Rolls of fish in smoked ham, Minestrone, Cherry tomato and green bean salad, Green bean and potato salad with paprika, How to prepare green beans, ... All
Liquid creamLiquid cream: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Filet mignon with asparagus, Filet mignon with mustard and tarragon sauce, Shallot confit tart, Ham pasta bake, Fresh spinach with cream, ... All
ButterButter: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Cod loin with saffron, Cauliflower and chickpea purée, Turnip and Jerusalem artichoke soup, Pan-fried salmon with white cabbage, Nantes Tourton, ... All
Tomato pasteTomato paste: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Tomato sauce (for pizzas), Tomato and courgette tart, Cassoulet, Taos hotpot, Chorba, ... All
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