This week's large produce boxes feature something new to us at LifeDirt: Dragon's Tongue Beans! These were harvested for us at La Cooperative Ferme Terre Partagee in Rogersville-Ouest, New Brunswick. This amazing farm uses principles of agro-ecology to ensure that their farming practices not only do not harm the earth, but actively give back to the planet. We'll get into this more in future blog posts. Suffice it to say, we love supporting what they do.
Tell Me About These Beans!
Dragon's Tongue Beans are a unique and delightful addition to any meal, including the upcoming Canadian Thanksgiving holiday. While these beans are delicious when consumed raw, they can also be transformed into a delectable side dish with a simple cooking method. Here's what you need to know:
Dragon's Tongue Beans: A Visual Wonder
Dragon's Tongue Beans are known for their striking appearance, featuring vibrant purple and yellow patterns, reminiscent of a dragon's tongue. This unique aesthetic makes them a captivating choice for your plate and an interesting conversation starter!
Cooking Dragon's Tongue Beans
To retain the enchanting colours of Dragon's Tongue Beans, opt for a gentle steaming method. Unlike other cooking techniques that might cause these beans to lose their vibrant hues, steaming ensures they maintain their unique appearance while also preserving their crisp texture and slightly nutty flavour.
Creative Uses for Dragon's Tongue Beans
Incorporate Dragon's Tongue Beans into various dishes for a delightful culinary experience. Sauté them briefly with garlic and olive oil for a simple and elegant side dish. Alternatively, add them to salads, stir-fries, or pasta dishes to infuse colour and flavour into your meals.
As you explore the world of Dragon's Tongue Beans, you'll discover a culinary gem that adds both visual appeal and flavour to your dishes. Whether you're preparing them for a special occasion like Thanksgiving or simply spicing up your everyday meals, these beans offer a unique and delicious experience that's worth savouring. We are grateful for the team at Terre Partagee for growing these beans and introducing them to the LifeDirt community!