I tried a Jamie Oliver bruschetta thing, but wasn't sure about that so today I have podded them - a job that I find hugely satisfying. I love the way the beans are nestled in their velvety pods, it almost seems mean to disturb them.
It is one of those little tasks that you can while away the time doing, allowing your mind to drift into daydreams of other things...
Then I cooked them for 5 minutes in some salted boiling water until just tender then immediately ran them under cold water to stop them from cooking further. I definitely think it is worth then spending a few minutes more popping them from their skins to enjoy the full flavour.
I am going to make a salad with these - adding some crunchy radish and orange pepper, some mint and coriander, together with a splash of extra virgin olive oil and some lemon juice. It is my turn for the family lunch tomorrow so I can see whether or not this is the way forward with broad beans.
How do you like yours?