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Broad Bean Pasta

Mattby Matt, 9 yr, 2 m ago in Recipes
Comments | Tags: summer season, pasta


A very simple but tasty recipe from Paulo Arrigo’s ‘From Seed To Plate’.
For 2 ...

Ingredients

  • 50g-70g butter,
  • 1 tbsp olive oil,
  • 1 small onion finely chopped,
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed,
  • 650g broad beans,
  • 150-200g pasta (It must be a short variety, not spaghetti or tagliatelli)
  • salt and pepper,
  • grated parmesan or pecorino to serve... 

Instructions

  1. Remove the beans from the pods. Broad Beans
  2. Melt the butter in the oil and fry the onion gently until soft.
  3. Add the garlic and cook very gently for half a minute then add the beans, half a cup of water, salt and pepper.
  4. Cover and simmer until the beans are tender.
  5. Cook the pasta in plenty of boiling, salted water taking care not to overcook it.
  6. When draining it leave just a little water in the pan.
  7. Squeeze a few of the largest beans from their grey cases as this improves the look and texture of the dish.
  8. Stir the beans into the pasta and cooking water and serve with the grated cheese. 
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