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Braised broad beans in milk

Recipe from: 10/1/2006 12:00:00 AM

Ingredients 9
Servings 6
Time 25


  • 3
    fresh broad beans (about 1,5kg once shelled)
  • 60
    olive oil
  • 1
    head of garlic, separated into cloves and peeled
  • 10
    sage leaves, finely chopped
  • 5
    freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 150
  • 12
    bruschetta (refer to step 3)
  • 1
    zest of one lemon
  • 100
    extra olive oil


1. Shell and skin the broad beans. Heat the olive oil in a heavy-based saucepan and stir in the broad beans and garlic cloves. Stir-fry for 10-15 minutes over a medium heat or until the beans start to soften.

2. Add the sage and black pepper to taste. Stir-fry until the beans absorb the flavour of the sage. Add the milk and cover with a lid. Allow to simmer for 20 minutes or until the beans have absorbed most of the milk.

3. Prepare the bruschetta: Cut sourdough bread, ciabatta or a French loaf into slices, place on a baking tray and toast under a preheated grill or in a griddle pan. Rub a peeled garlic clove over one toasted side of the bread and drizzle a little olive oil on top.

4. Serve the soft broad beans on the bruschetta and sprinkle lemon zest on top. Drizzle more olive oil over and serve immediately.


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