beans, Algarve Style
grs of shelled broad beans ;
grs of black sausage (morcela) ;
grs of red sausage (chouriço vermelho) ;
cloves of garlic ;
dl of olive oil ;
grs of bacon ;
bunch of coriander, young garlic and onion bulbs
the broad beans. Wash them in cold water and drain
them, using a strainer.
Place a pan on the flame. Pour in a little water,
add the broad beans and cook for about 8 minutes.
Drain the water and remove the beans from the pan.
Peel the cloves of garlic and mince them.
Slice up the sausages and arrange small stripes of
Place the pan on the stove once again, after washing
and drying it.
Pour in the olive oil and let it warm up. Add the
garlic and let it brown, without burning it. Then
add the broad beans and a little water. Cover the
pan and cook the ingredients.
Separately, fry the meat in a frying-pan. Add the
meat to the beans that are being cooked and stir until
well mixed. Let the mixture thicken.
Sprinkle with the coriander and chopped young garlic
and onion bulbs.
If fresh broad beans are not available use frozen
ones. Use home-made type sausages. If you use the
industrial type, you should carefully remove the skin.