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Beans in Citrus Butter

Also known as helda beans, flat beans are similar to the well-known runner bean but are stringless with a smooth skin. This recipe works just as well though, with all green beans, the lime zest really brings out the flavour of the beans and is delicious served with fish.


300g flat beans, cut into 4cm pieces
25g butter
Zest and juice of ½ a lime (15g)
1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley (4g)
Salt and freshly ground black pepper


1: Cook the beans in boiling, salted water for 3-4 minutes until just tender and drain.

2: Melt the butter in a saucepan and add the lime zest and juice. Cook gently for 1-2 minutes. Add the parsley and beans and season to taste.