I always fall back on this recipe. My friend Amy gave it to me years ago, and I've served it for company more times than I can count; everyone loves it! I did break my "In-Season" rule and bought fresh green beans from Root's, but I was willing to make an exception since it was for Christmas dinner. :)
Source: Amy A.
1 1/2 lbs. fresh green beans
3 T. sweet butter, melted
3/4 t. salt
1/2 t. freshly ground black pepper
1/4 c. finely chopped fresh parsley
1 c. cashews
Blanch green beans in boiling salted water.
Melt butter, add salt, pepper and parsley. Stir to mix.
Drain beans and place in warm bowl. Sprkinle cashews on top, pour butter mixture over. Toss.
Variations: Substitute pecans, almonds, hazelnuts or pine nuts in place of the cashews.