Tuesday, January 18, 2011

THIS DISH IS A BUTTER BEAN QUEEN

Since Christmas we've been making a delicious butter bean casserole every day at Rosie's. It's been selling swiftly and is really easy. Think of it as a pasta sauce with swimming beans and you'll be away. I highly recommend it with a little toasted bread for mopping. It's the perfect week day lunch.

2 tbsp olive oil
1 large onion, sliced
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
1/2 tsp smoked sweet paprika
1 tsp whole cumin seeds
2 courgettes, diced
3 tins of chopped tomatoes
4 tins of butter beans, drained
1/2 bunch of fresh dill, roughly chopped


Heat the olive oil in a large heavy bottomed pan on a medium flame. Add the onions and sweat. Then add the garlic, paprika and cumin seeds. Stir frequently. Now add the courgettes and allow everything to cook for long enough to saute but not brown. Tip in the tomatoes and turn the heat up so that it really bubbles and reduces. When it is thick add the drained beans and dill. Heat for just long enough to heat through the beans, and then serve in a bowl with some thick bread.

You can play around with this recipe. We have. Try adding some diced carrots along with the courgettes, or replacing the dill with parsley, or adding a finely chopped chilli. Easy Peasy. xxx

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