It’s time for my monthly recipe using my favourite ingredient: biltong.
This dish was inspired by a beautiful ham and broad bean starter I’ve eaten in restaurants in Spain. I thought, if ham, why not biltong? It worked beautifully. And you don’t just have to take my word for it. My ever-keen South African neighbours came over for a tasting and voted it their favourite biltong dish I’ve
forced asked them to try.
Dishes really don’t come much simpler than this, three ingredients, a little bit of olive oil, a quick fry and you’re done. A different and tasty starter on the table in minutes.
Serves 4 as a starter
2 tbsps olive oil
2 cloves of garlic, peeled and crushed
100g biltong, cut into small slices
500g broad beans, podded and peeled
Heat the oil in a frying pan and fry the garlic for about 5 mins until it’s softened.
Add the beans and fry for another 5 mins until heated through.
Add the biltong and fry for another 5 mins.
Serve at the table in the pan for everyone to dig in.
I always double pod broad beans which means taking them out of the pod and then removing the skin from each bean. It’s time consuming but I find it quite therapeutic. And I think the beans look much brighter green and taste better without their skins.
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