I love using fresh seasonal produce in recipes and its even better if that produce is freshly picked from the garden. As per usual I am fighting a loosing battle with the courgette plants in the garden and it was whilst picking the a fore mentioned vegetable, I spotted that my lovely golden french bean plants were starting to crop. I find French beans are always better eaten young and the golden variety we are are growing this year is pleasantly waxy.
This is a great dish to serve along side a grilled steak or chicken fillet or just on its own with other salads and has a pleasant aromatic spiciness which is lovely warm or cold, it also usefully uses a few small tomatoes too homegrown if you have those too. It would be a great take along dish for a bbq or party, much more exciting than the standard coleslaw.
- French beans - topped and tailed (not too large pods)
- Butter - a good sized knob
- Tomato - 1 large or couple of small - chopped
- Clove of garlic - crushed
- Freshly ground cumin - 1 tsp ish
- Salt - pinch
- Pepper - to taste
- Fresh coriander leaves
What you do
- Simmer the prepared beans in a little salted water until tender, but still with a little body.
- Drain the beans and place in a small frying pan and cook with the butter, garlic, chopped tomato and cumin.
- Cook for a few minutes until the tomato pieces are softened, remove from heat, season to taste.
- Serve strewn with fresh corainder leaves
I'm joining in the foodie fun this month over on Tinned Tomatoes for No Croutons required.