I don’t think we talk about vegies often enough when we talk about food. No, not putting them INTO something – just vegetables. Plain, but not boring. Especially in spring, when vegetables are plentiful and so fresh, meat and 3 veg is one of my favourite meals. I love simply grilling a steak or maybe some fish, and cutting up any vegetable I happen upon and throwing them all in my steamer. Instant food, and so good for you, and so tasty.
And they are SO cheap. And they make you feel AMAZING when you eat them. And they just POP when they’re cooked just right. Fresh. Vibrant. Crisp, but still yielding on the tooth.
This is a way I’ve recently been cooking beans.
I boil them fast in half a centimetre of salted water in a frypan for a few minutes until they are almost exploding out of themselves with that vibrant GREEN.
Then I pour away the rest of the remaining water that hasn’t evaporated, add a teaspoon of good olive oil, a chopped garlic clove and fry it on high heat for about a minute.
I’ve been serving them with everything, in a bowl to share, next to pizza, stew, anything. And they were only 99cents a kilo today. This really is something that you see at top end restaurants – for $9 for a handful of beans.