I am a big believer in the concept that really rich, delicious food does not need to be complicated. This side dish is one example; it relies on a host of sharp flavors to punch up the flavor of briefly cooked green beans. The range of distinct flavors contained in the dressing is rounded out by the creamy richness of the Gorgonzola cheese.
As luck would have it, this recipe is very simple to prepare; briefly cook the shallots and garlic in the oil, add the rest of the ingredients except for the cheese, and reduce the volume, remove from heat and then add the cheese. All that is left is to pour it over some blanched and cooled green beans. I guess you could also steam them if you prefer. Makes no difference to me. There is so little to screw up about this dish that it can make even those who feel clumsy and tense in the kitchen look pretty impressive. We served it with some pork that had been marinated in harissa and then pan seared….