Seasonal Recipes

Pugliese Green Beans

Fagiolini sfiziosi or Fagiulini spilusieddi

Serves 4 as a side dish.

400 gr green beans (French, string or round beans)
4 spring onions
A handful of parsley leaves, chopped
A handful of mint leaves, chopped or torn
Juice of 1 lemon
20 gr of breadcrumbs
extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

Top and tail the beans and blanch or lightly boil them so that they are still bright green and ‘al dente’ or with a slight, crispy bite to them. Drain and set aside.

Meanwhile, gently sauté the chopped spring onions in a few generous glugs of olive oil. Add the breadcrumbs and season with salt and pepper, sauté until the crumbs are golden. Add the beans to the pan and toss with the herbs and lemon juice and serve.

Recipe : Emiko Davies