- KNOW YOUR VEG
beans are long, flat green beans that have a coarse
textured skin. More mature beans may have a fibrous
string running down each side.
How To Use Runner Beans
beans are served cooked, usually as an accompaniment
to meat or fish dishes. To serve, toss in butter
and a little lemon zest or stir in 1 tbsp pine nuts
and a drizzle of oil from a jar of sun-dried tomatoes.
How To Prepare Runner Beans
and top and tail the beans and if necessary remove
the string from the side of the bean using a small,
sharp knife. Chop the beans into even-sized diamond
pieces or slice into ribbons before cooking.
How To Cook Runner Beans
beans can be boiled or steamed. To boil, bring a
pan of water to the boil, add the prepared beans
and cook for 5 - 10 minutes or until just tender
but still crisp. To steam, place the beans in a
steamer and cook for 8 - 12 minutes or until just
tender but still crisp.
How To Store Runner Beans
refrigerated after purchase.
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