I planted eighteen broad bean seeds under their little cloches back in March and I had eighteen successful broad bean plants come up giving me lovely green pods all of July and early August. I planted eighteen French purple bean seeds under their little cloches and I had two plants come up. I'm not sure it was my year for these little chaps.
I topped and tailed the beans and steamed them gently. I was hoping this would retain some of their purple colour but, unfortunately, they went entirely green! I find that beans are extremely happy with a little lemon juice. I melted a little butter and fried some chopped shallot then squeezed in a little lemon juice to sharpen it up.
In order to make the most of the beans it was only fair to have them with a little sirloin steak. Any excuse. I always season and oil the steak, not the pan. Lovely jubbly. Beautiful, juicy steak and crunchy French beans with sharp, velvety sauce. A wonderful summery dish that is surprisingly filling.
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