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The broad bean, fava bean, or faba bean, is a species of flowering plant in the pea and bean family Fabaceae
The broad bean, fava bean, or faba bean, is a species of flowering plant in the pea and bean family Fabaceae. It is widely cultivated as a crop for human consumption, and also as a cover crop. Varieties with smaller, harder seeds that are fed to horses or other animals are called field bean, tic bean or tick bean. The beans, with the outer seed coat removed, can be eaten raw or cooked. In young plants, the outer seed coat can be eaten, and in very young plants, the seed pod can be eaten.
This recipe is from Rick Stein's 'Spain' published in 2011. Its a rather rustic Catalan dish originally cooked for Rick Stein by Antonio Myers the drum player in Los Mustang - a Spanish band from the 1960’s. The original dish calls for Spanish blood sausage (butifarra) and fresh garlic shoots...
This pasta salad is perfectly portable with no danger of the pasta going ‘clumpy’. The aromatic tarragon adds a twist of anise flavour to the earthy taste of broad beans. The preserved lemon and lots of lemon zest keeps this salad feeling fresh and lively. Adding a few chilli flakes looks pretty...
A simple salad, best made when the potatoes are still warm to allow the dressing to soak in.
Ingredients (serves 1 to 2)
5 boiled new potatoes, cut into halves (100g)
5 baby heritage toms, cut into halves
A handful of flat-leaved parsley (leaves only)
50g frozen baby broad beans
1 tbsp Extra...
A light, summery pizza recipe made with broad beans, courgettes and garlicky Greek yogurt.
Makes 4 small or 2 large pizzas
Serves 4 as a light meal, or 2 as a main meal
Prep. and cooking time 30-40 min
250 g self-raising flour
500 g Greek yogurt
100 g skinned broad beans
Have you ever made Falafel? If not, then now is your chance to try! If you have cooked it before, you can share your wisdom and cook along too. The idea of the Cookalong is that members cook a classic or traditional recipe within a certain timescale and share their experience. Its a bit of fun...
Artichokes have a unique taste which almost defies description. They are a bit like asparagus, a little like hearts of palm (which if you have never tried, then you should!) and they remind me of salsify too. The other joy of the artichoke is the soft delicate fleshy part which is what I’ve used...