NEVER BEAN BETTER
IS THERE A better vegetable to herald the coming of spring than the super-versatile broad bean? Admittedly, they take a bit of time to prep, but the delicate, nutty flavour is worth the effort. They work well with clean flavours like fresh spring herbs, lemon juice, leafy greens, mild cheeses such as mozzarella and feta, and cherry tomatoes. Use them in risottos, pasta, stews, soups, salsa and salads or mash them with a knob of butter. Try the snapper with braised peas & broad beans on page 72.