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I regard my cooking skills to be very functional, I don't like spending hours in the kitchen. Paradoxically I like to eat well and throw something special together when cooking for myself and others. Perhaps this is why this particular recipe is a favorite of mine. You can use as a; starter, vegetarian dish or main course side dish, just adjust the quantities accordingly. This recipe is a main course for four. You can add or substitute any number of other pulses but this is my personal favorite. Broad beans have a strong full taste and hold their own with the potatoes and are widely available in the county when in season.
Broad beans are also known as fava beans and unbeknown to many are one of the best natural sources of L-Dopa, the dopamine precursor that helps to increase dopamine levels in the human brain.
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Local broad beans are in season from about May, you're looking for mature sized pods (6 - 8 inches in length) but not giant sized, otherwise the beans will be a little too tough.
Preparation Time: 10 Minutes
Cooking Time: 25 Minutes
Ingredients: Serves 4
1200g of broad beans (the greatest part of the weight will in fact be pod)
900g of new potatoes
80g of butter
large pinch of mint
salt and pepper to taste
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