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Quick, beans!

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by simonali, 25 Apr 2008.

  1. simonali

    simonali Über Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    I have around 20 minutes to do something with some of them fine beans. Any suggestions? I'm currently boiling some water if that's any use?!
     
  2. purpleR

    purpleR Senior Member

    Location:
    Edinburgh
    Cook them, dry them thoroughly and let them cool down. Chop half a clove of garlic really really really finely. Mix in with your beans with a little bit of salt and a few drops (literally) of olive oil. Makes a nice salad.
     
  3. TVC

    TVC Living La Mala Vida

    Blanch then stir fry with garlic and shallots, and finish with Oyster or Hoi Sin sauce - quick enough for you?
     
  4. OP
    OP
    simonali

    simonali Über Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    They're going with pork and potatoes as a 2nd veg, so I might give the garlic stir fry a go. Cheers.
     
  5. purpleR

    purpleR Senior Member

    Location:
    Edinburgh
    or, here's my recipe for gujarati green bean curry:

    fry 0.5 tsp each of mustard seeds & cumin seeds in a little hot oil for a few seconds. Add 2 chopped fresh tomatoes, salt, and 0.5 tsp each of turmeric, ground cumin, ground coriander and chilli powder. Cook for 2 mins.

    Add your cooked beans, add 2 fluid ozs water, bring to boil and simmer for 4 mins.
     
  6. OP
    OP
    simonali

    simonali Über Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    Got plenty left so these are all coming in handy! :blush:
     
  7. Probably too late now (were they nice?), but I like them parboiled and then stirfried in sesame oil.