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Whole grilled broad beans with chilli & lemon

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Whole grilled broad beans with chilli & lemon

Side Serves 2 20 min
This is a great way of cooking broad beans without having to waste the pods. Whole pods are cooked on a hot griddle or directly on a BBQ to allow for charring on the outside, while the beans steam nicely inside their parcels. Lemon, chilli and olive oil add a big hit of flavour; don’t be shy with them or the salt.

Ingredients

  • 1 handful whole broad beans
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 chilli
  • olive oil
  • sea salt
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Method

Prep time: 10 min
Cooking time: 10 min
  • Step 1

    Start by peeling away the stringy part of each pod, by pinching the top or tail of the pod and pulling down each side of it, as you would do with a sugar snap pea.
  • Step 2

    Toss the broad beans in olive oil and salt.
  • Step 3

    Heat a griddle pan until it’s really hot and add the broad beans; you can also cook them directly on a BBQ.
  • Step 4

    After about 2-3 minutes (give them a turn halfway through to char both sides), the outsides should have charred nicely and the pods should turn a vibrant green. The beans inside will have steamed nicely in their natural parcel.
  • Step 5

    Pile onto a plate and finish by sprinkling over chopped chilli, lots of lemon zest, a little lemon juice and sea salt.

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