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I need a recipe that involves runner beans

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GinAndOnIt Wed 03-Aug-16 06:45:33

Because I have a mountain of them from the garden that I can't cook quick enough.

I also have a broken oven, so needs to be something I can cook on the hob.

I had broad beans coming out of my ears last week which I made a chorizo stew out of, and a stir fry. I've run out of ideas for the runner beans now.

Any ideas?

PleaseGetOffTheTableDarling Wed 03-Aug-16 06:48:17


GinAndOnIt Wed 03-Aug-16 06:51:23

Hmm I could do, I already have a good few jars of chutney but not from beans. Have you got a good recipe?

LineyReborn Wed 03-Aug-16 06:52:22

I've blanched and frozen mine. I like them in salads with vinaigrette.

DoubleCarrick Wed 03-Aug-16 06:53:50

Mmm i love bean chutney. No recipe though, I'm afraid

Starman16 Wed 03-Aug-16 06:54:03

I like this side dish:

GinAndOnIt Wed 03-Aug-16 07:08:39

That could work starman - I've got tomatoes that need eating up too

ChickyDuck Wed 03-Aug-16 07:20:34

Habas con Jamon is a delicious dish of broad beans with cured ham. There is a reciper here: although I can't comment how good it is, I normally just do it without a recipe, adding bits and bobs till it tastes right!

FlukeSkyeRunner Wed 03-Aug-16 07:44:18

Runner beans are surprisingly good in a curry.

Sgtmajormummy Wed 03-Aug-16 07:47:41

Pasta, pesto, cubed potatoes and runner beans (cut into diamond shapes along the pod). Everything boiled in the same pot according to cooking times. Very carby but delicious, especially cooled in summertime.

Maybe a bit of grilled white fish as your protein?

The traditional recipe calls for French beans, but I could just imagine it with fresh white runner bean fruit peeping out of the cut pod...
Lucky you!

Sgtmajormummy Wed 03-Aug-16 07:54:18

Here's a chatty gardener (who makes fresh pesto grin) giving the recipe with green beans the italian dish

GinAndOnIt Wed 03-Aug-16 10:02:58

Sgt my mouth is watering at the photos on that post, I'm definitely going to try that, especially as DP is pesto mad.

The reality is though, I could probably make every single recipe on this thread so far with the amount of beans I have!

DoreenLethal Wed 03-Aug-16 10:06:43

I love this recipe, in fact it is the reason I grow runners and when I get back from my hols at the weekend, I will no doubt have loads to make this from.

Abrahamkin Wed 03-Aug-16 10:29:53

I add them to anything green grin. Green curry or pasta with pesto. Also wrap some bacon around a couple and put in the oven as a side.

clayspaniel Wed 03-Aug-16 10:36:03

A lovely lunch with runner beans is bacon and beans, Slice the beans into diamonds and boil; fry chopped bacon then toss the beans in with it.

ChickyDuck Wed 03-Aug-16 12:35:56

Oh runner beans! Excuse my broad faux pas, I must have been half asleep hmm

LadyMonicaBaddingham Wed 03-Aug-16 12:38:38

They're extremely good roasted...

GinAndOnIt Wed 03-Aug-16 13:03:12

Okay, the middle-eastern side dish is on the hob as we speak and smells bloody delicious. I've got some left over curry in the fridge so I'll have it with that for lunch.

My basil is looking a bit sorry for itself so MIL is bringing some over later so I can make the pesto dish.

I have some bacon in the fridge too, but think I might be sick of beans by the end of the day if I make anything else just now grin

GinAndOnIt Wed 03-Aug-16 13:04:49

Chicky it's probably because I mentioned broad beans in a PP! The broad beans seem to be past their best now so probably won't make anything hugely tasty with them now.

Lady sadly can't roast anything at the moment as oven is out of action sad

bookbook Wed 03-Aug-16 14:34:34

I did risotto the other day with runner beans, along with broad beans, french beans and spinach.
And I freeze all the spare - I don"t blanch , just chop them up and open freeze, then bag them up

4merlyknownasSHD Wed 03-Aug-16 15:33:46

If you run out of freezer space, try salting them as they used to before freezers. My father did some about 10 years ago and they kept really well. Use large Kilner jars. They were really tasty when we ate them several months later.

4merlyknownasSHD Wed 03-Aug-16 15:36:51

Here is the method for salting beans.

Sgtmajormummy Fri 05-Aug-16 20:16:51

I bought some runner beans in Lidl yesterday (not a patch on the OP's, I'm sure) and made half in a risotto and the other half with onions, garlic and chopped tomatoes, with a few green olives thrown in for good measure.

Both were appreciated, even by greenery-shy DD.
Hooray for seasonal veg!

Reindeerlily Fri 05-Aug-16 20:24:52

Just bin them and go the chippy grin

Chrisinthemorning Fri 05-Aug-16 20:26:51

Gordon Ramsay goats cheese and runner bean penne?

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