RECIPES : Honeyed Tarbais Beans (serves 4)


Picture : P. BOILLAUD

●-- Ingredients :

400 gr Label Rouge and IGP Tarbais Dried Beans, poultry stock, 1 carrot, 1 onion, bouquet garni, 100 gr “talon noir de Bigorre” (ham), 1 head of garlic, 50 gr acacia honey or 80 gr mixed flower honey.

●-- Preparation :

Soak the beans in cold water for 24 hours, then blanch and drain them.
Cube the ham, then sweat the carrot, onion (chopped in small pieces), garlic (do not remove skin) and ham in a stewpot.
Add the beans, then cover with the poultry stock to twice the depth of the beans. Simmer on a low heat for approx. 2 hours.
Add the honey 30 minutes before the end of cooking. Salt before serving.

Serving suggestion : Goes well with grilled Gascony black pork chops seasoned with Guerande salt (a natural, low sodium salt).

Recipe supplied by : Pre Vert – Lannemezan

Coopérative du Haricot Tarbais - ZA Bastillac Nord - 65000 Tarbes - FRANCE
Tel : + 33 (0)562 347 676 - http://www.haricot-tarbais.com -