What is it with me & Beans on Purim?

So, Purim is coming up. Time for desserts, alcohol, food, alcohol, costumes, alcohol, noisemakers… Oh, and alcohol! So, what to write about? What kind of recipe can I do that you’ll not read everywhere? Last year I did Steak over Black Beans since it was sharing ANOTHER holiday… But what to do this year? What dish can I write about that will tickle & tantalize taste buds, and help share the joy of the season? well, why buck tradition & write about beans, some more, since EVERYONE ELSE is covering Hamentashens?

We’ll start with a simple recipe for 3 Bean Salad. Basically, mix the following together in a large bowl: 3 15 oz. Cans Red Beans, Drained; 3 15 oz. Cans Green Beans, Drained; 3 15 oz. Cans Wax Beans, Drained; 1 Cup Virgin Olive Oil; 1 Cup Sugar; 1/2 Cup Cider Vinegar; and 1 Sweet Onion, Diced. Toss together, salt & Pepper to taste, and cover. Refrigerate for 24 hours to marinate, then serve!

So, that’s a nice salad. Ah, but salads need something else! Something to go with them! Well, why not more bean dishes? Let’s create a Green Beans with Lemon? Start with a cast-iron skillet over high heat, and add about 1 in. of water to the skillet until the water boils. Next add 1 pd. fresh Green Beans, Rimmed (The ends snipped off), and let cook until the water returns to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, and simmer uncovered for 5 minutes or until the beans are tender. Drain the water, and return the green beans to the skillet. Toss in 1 Tablespoon Butter or Margarine, roughly 1 Teaspoon Lemon Zest, and 1/4 Teaspoon Pepper. Let it cook for 2-3 minutes, then plate as a bed. Ah, but a bed for what? Personally, I like to lay Salmon steak over this, for a nice touch, but with the lemon zest it goes well as a bed for most fish!

So, another Purim, and more bean dishes! ^^ So, keep safe this Purim, and enjoy yourselves. and break out the noisemakers as you boo ‘He Who Shall Not be Named’! Let’s try it now… Ha-*deafened by noisemakers, clapping, stomping, and shouting the net over!*

Great job! Until next time, Shalom and Good Cooking!

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March 1, 2007. recipes, salad, side dishes.

One Comment

  1. Gluten-Free By The Bay replied:

    I love steak and beans, one of my favorite food combos… Bean salad, too… Oh, just beans in general. Beans, beans, the musical fruit.

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