Mild Italian bacon and balsamic vinegar jazz up everyday green beans.
After boiling beans, drain and plunge into a bowl of ice water to stop cooking. Drain. Pat dry with paper towels. Wrap and refrigerate. Prepare shallots and pancetta following recipe, but don’t cook. Wrap and refrigerate up to 2 days. When ready to cook, continue with recipe. Beans may need a couple extra minutes to heat.