Upgrade your green beans dish on Thanksgiving with this satisfying recipe from movie star chef and licensed nutritionist Serena Poon.

“The use of French green beans is such a traditional holiday favorite, but I always love to add a few simple adjustments to add extra layers of texture and nuances to the flavor profile of most traditional dishes,”Poon says. Mushrooms “add grounding, earthly flavors to the vibrancy of the crispness of the green beans,” she provides.

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“In my experience, you can almost never go wrong with a wine-based sauce when entertaining a dinner party, so the addition of the Madeira sauce serves as an excellent, decadent complement to any wine pairings a dinner host may include with the menu,” Poon says.

French Green Beans with Mushroom Wine Sauce & Leeks (Courtesy of the Serenaloves.com website)

French Green Beans with Mushroom Wine Sauce & Leeks (Courtesy of the Serenaloves.com web site)

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French Green Beans with Mushroom Wine Sauce & Leeks 

Makes 6 servings

Prep time: 15  minutes

Cook time: half-hour

Ingredients:

(Use natural elements if you happen to can)

3 tbsp. butter (vegan butter is a wholesome different)

1 lb. contemporary wild mushrooms, cleaned, sliced and stemmed (shiitake mushrooms, oysters, criminis, chanterelles, porcinis) 

4 contemporary thyme sprigs

3 tbsp. chopped shallots

½ cup Madeira wine (Marsala, sherry, candy dry rice wine additionally okay to make use of)

1 cup whipping cream (coconut cream or cashew cream as vegan choices)

1 lb. contemporary French green beans, trimmed 

Fresh floor black pepper, to style,

Himalayan or sea salt, to style

Avocado oil, for deep-frying

2 giant leeks, thinly sliced crosswise (white components solely)