Known as King of all beans they have a flavour smoother, sweeter and richer than all beans. According to Hannibal Lecter they are eaten well with liver and a nice bottle of Chianti!
|Broad Beans, also known as Fava Beans.|
This week I sought inspiration to use these fine beans for a dish and attempted a new pate, and boy the result was lovely.
|Broad Bean and Basil Pate accompanied by Mushroom Pate, Humus and Various selection of breads.|
As with my mushroom pate I sweated some onion and garlic with butter in a pan then added some boiled broad beans. Unlike Hannibal Lecter I didn't reach for the chianti, instead I poured some pinot grigio in the pan with some basil leaves and allowed it to reduce down.
After allowing it to cool a little I placed the mixture into the processor with some cream cheese and seasoning and whizzed together.
I left to set overnight and it turned into a lovely smooth paste and soooo tasty.
|Broad bean and basil pate on todays menu|
A big winner on the menu this week, I definitely recommend giving it a try .
|Broad Bean and Basil Pate|
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