Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Nuña Beans for Supper

I suppose that most of my readers will call the evening meal dinner. For us, dinner is a fancy night out. Or a word that is used in conjunction with "Spaghetti" to denote a fund-raiser. In the early evening, we eat supper. 

Yesterday, time was short. I found this meal cooked up just as fast as a microwaveable meal. When I was home for lunch (see, now you know what we call the noon meal, too), I started some Nuña beans soaking in cold water. 


When I got home from work, I drained them.


Then I washed and chopped up some bok choy. A word about these bok choy. I bought them 16 days ago at Sweetwater Local Foods Market from Liberty Farms. They were still wonderfully fresh. I dare you to buy greens at your favorite chain grocery store and keep them untouched in your refrigerator for over 2 weeks.


I heated some bacon grease in our fry pan, threw in some whole cloves of garlic, and sautéed the garlic and the Nuñas for about 5-7 minutes on medium high heat, stirring regularly. They sizzled, then whistled, then popped slightly.


I salted them while they cooked, and then threw in the bok choy and sautéed everything all together for maybe 3-4 more minutes.

Wonderful. Quick. Easy peasy. And WAY better than anything that comes out of the microwave.

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4 comments:

  1. Are you sure they were Nuña beans? I didn't think they were legal to sell outside the Andes.

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    1. Interesting. I don't know anything about this, and see that Nuñas are available through at least two edible bean suppliers found through a quick google search.

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  2. They are legal now. The attempt to patent them by failed. They are considered unpatentable, so they can now be sold.

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    1. Thanks for this update, Blake. We discontinued growing them this year, as they weren't terribly popular. Glad to know they can be grown legally.

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