Blackened Broad Beans

This is the most simple, yet delicious broad bean recipe you're likely to find.

Blackened Broad Beans

Broad beans.

You've got to cook those suckas, but what most people miss is the fact they naturally come packaged in their own steamer!

This is the most simple, yet delicious broad bean recipe you're likely to find.

It's a perfect pre-dinner snack, or a lovely addition to your salad!

Let's go!

Ingredients

  • Broad beans in their pods
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Chopped parsley
  • Lime

Method

This recipe is so simple it's SILLY!

I like to do this on the BBQ over embers, but this would work equally well in the oven or under a grill.

1 - Take your broad beans and show them some heat! I still mine, fully podded, straight on the BBQ.

2 - When the pod is starting to blacken, turn. You should see moisture start escaping from the pods. That means it's steaming!

3 - When you've let the heat get into both sides of the pods and the beans are cooked, remove them from the heat. Let them cool for a few mins.

4 - Carefully pod the beans into a bowl. If they are young beans, they're good to go, if they are larger more mature beans you may want to gently remove the membrane around the beans.

5 - Dress with your favourite things. I tend to go for olive oil, flakey sea salt, chopped parsley, and a squeeze of lime!