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Borlotti beans 1kg

Borlotti beans 1kg


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Pink-speckled fresh borlotti beans in their pods, grown on our french farm. They are a cook’s dream in the kitchen. Fantastic in stews, salads, hummus or simply boiled with herbs and garlic and dressed with olive oil. They are normally only available dried or tinned but ours are fresh in their pods – shell and cook them before eating.


Keep in their paper bag in the fridge until you are ready to cook them. They should keep for at least a week.


Split open the pods to get to the beans inside. No need to soak before cooking.

boil simply

Put the shelled beans in a pan with just enough cold water to cover. Add chopped garlic, a bay leaf or two, some sage leaves, thyme, rosemary and chilli. Boil for 20-30 mins until you can crush them with a fork. Add a little more water if needed - you want them to be soft, not dry to eat. Just before the end of the cooking time, add a good glug of olive oil. A good accompaniment to lamb, globe artichokes or sausages. Or try them on their own, piled on toast.