Braised Borlotti Beans
This dish is so simple and yet has an amazing amount of flavour. It's healthy and can be served hot immediately once cooked, or cooled and served as a side salad at room temperature.
900gm Borlotti beans (un-podded)
2 tbs. Olive oil
1 Onion diced
2 Cloves of garlic thinly sliced
1 Small handful of continental parsley chopped
2.5 Cups of vegetable stock
Sea salt and pepper to taste
Pod the beans into a bowl, discarding any that are mouldy or appear to have spoilt. Heat the oil in a heavy based, deep frying pan. Add the garlic and onion and fry on a medium heat for approximately 5 minutes until soft. Add the parsley (saving a small amount for garnish) and fry for a further minute. Pour in the stock and then add the beans. Bring to the boil and reduce heat to medium / low. Add salt and pepper to taste and simmer for between 30-35 minutes until most of the liquid is absorbed.
Serve hot or at room temperature, whatever your preference.