I thought of trying something other than the haricots that usually bulk out the cassoulet, and that got me thinking of flageolet beans
, the wonderfully delicate pale green pulses that one sees so rarely, but which are always a real treat.
are small, tender, creamy beans with a fine, delicate flavour perfect with rich roast lamb
are small, light green beans with a fresh taste.
350g / 12oz tinned flageolet beans
His pan-fried sea bass, with roast aubergine, wilted greens, cassoulet of shellfish and flageolet beans
is proving a favourite, along with rump of salt marsh lamb in a Dijon mustard crust and sherry lamb juice.
This was good quality meat, served in slices over a pile of flageolet beans
, bathed in a dense meaty sauce and olive oil.
Her signature dishes include wild game and earthy flavors, from creamy wild mushrooms sandwiched between triangles of puff pastry to Kansas City filet mignon and Texas wild boar, the latter grilled and sliced, and served with flageolet beans
and fried rapini.
Once you are happy with the flavours add the cooked lima and flageolet beans
and again check the seasoning.
The single vegetables are cauliflower florets, extra fine garden peas, young carrots, sliced courgettes, flageolet beans
, very fine beans and young sweetcorn.
1/2 410g small can green flageolet beans
, drained and rinsed
Serves 4 2 tbsp olive oil 1 onion, peeled and diced 100g pancetta, chopped (or bacon) 2 cloves garlic, crushed 2 carrots, peeled and diced 2 medium potatoes, peeled and diced 2 parsnips, peeled, cored, diced 3 sticks celery 750ml chicken or veg stock 1 can butter beans 1 can cannellini beans 1 can flageolet beans
1/2 Savoy cabbage sea salt and freshly ground black pepper HEARTY The Parmesan adds a dash of rich flavour to this soup, making it a deliciously creamy treat.
Examples of the sorts of dishes visitors can expect to enjoy depends very much on what is ready to pick that day, but could include dishes such as grilled leg of lamb on a bed of flageolet beans
with salsa rossa, braised artichokes with broad beans and mint, Swiss chard and anchovy gratin, and desserts such as summer berry pavlova and apricot and almond tart.