Thursday, 19 June 2008

Broad Beans

After the runner beans in last weeks box, this week we had broad beans. I wanted to put them with some pasta, so I started hunting around my book collection. I came across a recipe for broad bean and ricotta pasta in Nigel Slater's Kitchen Diaries. I only made a couple of changes.

I podded the beans and boiled them until they were cooked about 8 mins. I then skinned the beans. I then gently fried some sliced garlic cloves, without browning, in some olive oil. After a minute, I added the beans and a handful of spinach. Then I added 25o g of ricotta and the juice of a lemon. The cooked pasta was added to this mixture.

Then pasta was dished with a drizzle of olive oil and some grated pecorino.

I am entering this into this weeks Presto Pasta Nights, which this week is hosted by Ruth @ Once Up A Feast. Make sure you have a look at the round up.

With the decent weather we have been having the veg box is getting a bit more exciting:

  • Purple Kohl Rabi
  • Spring Cabbage
  • Spinach
  • Broad Beans
  • Lettuce
  • Tomatoes
  • Onions
  • Carrots
  • Potatoes


Ruth Daniels said...

It does look like a lovely spring dish. Thanks for sharing with Presto Pasta Nights.

Helen said...

Veg boxes are truly wonderful aren't they? I absolutely adore broad beans too. We had them last week and I also ordered an extra portion, just to make sure!

Serena said...

Hi Helen

I love my veg box, especially now its getting exciting with the summer produce. The broad beans were great, fingers crossed I'll have some this week too.