RECIPES : Tarbais Beans with tomatoes (serves 3)


●-- Ingredients : 400 gr Label Rouge and IGP Tarbais Beans, a good walnut-sized knob of butter or duck fat, 2 tbsp chopped parsley, 1 small courgette, 1 glass water or stock, salt, pepper, 5 cloves of garlic, a few pinches of dried, powdered thyme, 1 medium onion, 3 tomatoes, 1 tbsp chopped fresh basil, 1 pinch bicarbonate of soda.

●-- Preparation : Bring a pan of salted water to the boil, then throw in the white beans. Cook for 30 minutes. Chop the parsley and basil. Wash and peel the courgette (leave some strips of peel if liked) and cut off the ends. Slice in half lengthwise and remove the seeds, then dice the flesh and set aside. On the chopping board, press on the root end of each garlic clove before peeling. This helps remove the inner stalk, which is indigestible. Place the garlic cloves flat side down and chop as desired. Cut off the stalk and root of the onion, then cut it vertically in half and remove the skin. Slice into half-circles. Set these aside on the work surface. Plunge the tomatoes swiftly into boiling water to loosen the skin, then peel and dice. Set aside on the work surface. Put the butter or duck fat into a frying pan and heat till sizzling. Add the onion and garlic and cook over medium heat until everything is golden. Add the tomatoes, courgettes and water. Stir regularly to avoid sticking. Use a fork to check when the courgettes are tender : they should pierce easily. Add the white beans, thyme, parsley, bicarbonate of soda, basil, salt and pepper. Stir well. Allow liquid to reduce. As soon as the liquid coats the spoon, adjust the seasoning and serve on a warm dish.
• Serve with York ham, grilled steak, pork chops, leg of lamb...
• The bicarbonate of soda counteracts the acidity of the tomatoes.

• Enjoy your meal !

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