Another recipe with green beans. I haven’t posted a Biba Caggiano recipe in a while; she’s my favorite Italian cookbook author from the time before I could read Italian cookbooks myself. This is perfect for the summer and excellent to … Continue reading Green Beans, Potato, and Pancetta Salad (Insalata di fagiolini, patate e pancetta)
One of my main sources of inspiration for new dishes to try and recipes to discover is other food blogs. One of my favorite recent additions is My Slice of Mexico by Irene, who was born in Mexico and now … Continue reading Mexican Green Beans with Chipotle and Cream
Thanks to The High Heel Gourmet I am cooking more and more Thai food. When I made a batch of Thai red curry paste (Kaeng Kua) to make Tod Mun Pla, I decided to use the leftovers to make another … Continue reading Shrimp and Green Beans with Thai Red Curry Paste (Pad Prik Khing Goong)
Indonesian cuisine is very popular in the Netherlands, which is not surprising due to its deliciousness and our shared history. One of the best known side dishes is stewed spicy green beans (or long beans), often referred to as sambalboontjes. Indonesian … Continue reading Indonesian Spicy Green Beans (Sambal Goreng Buncis/Sambalboontjes)
Green Beans (also known as String Beans or French Beans) are in season right now, which means that beans from around here are abundant and we don’t have to make do with imported stuff from Northern Africa. Green beans and haricots verts are essentially the same thing, but the name “haricots verts” outside of France is usually reserved for the thinnest ones only.
Some months ago Richard of REMCooks.com posted a chicken recipe that used a herb called savory. I thought I had never heard of savory before, but that wasn’t entirely true because I did know it under the Dutch name “bonenkruid” even though I didn’t remember ever tasting it. The name “bonenkruid” suggests that it’s good with beans (it means “bean herb”) so when I saw a fresh savory plant at the produce department, I decided to try making pasta with green beans and savory pesto. The savory pesto has a punchy taste, very savory indeed, and did go great with the beans. The savory smells a bit like fresh oregano, but the taste is stronger. Thanks Richard for the inspiration. Here’s what I did…
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