Thursday, December 1, 2011

Recipe: Fennel Beans

I got about three bulbs of fennel in one of my vegetable bags a few weeks back. Fennel was this kind of veggie what I had no idea what to do with it. Luckily the Puur Plantaardig (Purely Plant based) Cookbook had a solution for me. (click on the title for the review) Because this recipe is so simple and tasty I will share my adapted version of the recipe with you.

Fennel Beans: (serves 3 as a side dish)
- 250gr green beans
- 1 spring onion
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 tsp Italian spices
- 1/2 bulb of fennel
- 200 gr white beans
- salt

Cook the green beans for about 15 minutes in some water. Cut the spring onion and the fennel. Heat some oil in a frying pan and add onion with the sugar and Italian spices and bake it shortly on low heat. Then add the fennel and bake it some more. Place the lid on the pan and let it simmer for 2 more minutes or so. Add the white beans and let it simmer for a short while. Drain and rinse the green beans and add them with the fennel mixture. Lastly add a bit of salt.

The original recipe had raisins as well. because both Zeronic and myself aren't a big fan of raisins, we left them out. If you want to add them do so when you add the white beans. I served this on top of some pasta in pesto (also in the book). And it was a very tasty combination.

1 comment:

  1. This looks good -- my husband loathes raisins, so I would have to leave them out as well.