Wednesday, November 24, 2010
broad beans and garlic - ful bit-tewm
As I've been travelling so much I've barely bought a vegie box for the past couple of months, so I was ecstatic to pick one up last week and find a massive amount of organic broad beans in there! (The Maltese staple food!). Its been my intention ALL YEAR to post more Maltese recipes, but I've only posted one so far! So here is another one! Broad beans are A LOT of work but well worth it in my opinion. My recipe is slightly different to traditional ones but I think better. Enjoy!
1.5kgs broad beans (in shells or 3 cups of frozen)
5 cloves of garlic, minced (or more more more!)
1 tbsp chopped parsley or mint
1 tbsp vinegar
2 tbsp olive oil
sea salt and freshly ground pepper
1. Shell the broad beans and steam for 5 minutes (the outer skin goes all gross and weird and whiteish).
2. Leave the beans to cool enough so you can handle them. Then pinch the outer shells off the beans (theres an art to this, you'll get into a rhythm but until then be prepared for beans to shoot out all over the place! :p). Once all the beans are shelled put them into a huge salad bowl and toss with the other ingredients. YUM.
notes: The traditional way is to boil the beans in 500mls of water with the rest of the ingredients and serve, I like my way better.