Fresh Shell Beans with Rosemary Gremolata


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One Good Dish

By David Tanis

Published 2013

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Fresh shell beans are a fleeting treat, usually available only in summer months. Look for cranberry beans or other varieties like fresh butter beans, sold in the pod at farmers’ markets. Some growers sell them already shelled. Unlike their dried cousins, fresh shell beans need only about 30 minutes to become tender and creamy. You can eat them warm or at room temperature, with a drizzle of good olive oil and a sprinkling of salt. Or try them this way, with a sprightly mixture of parsley, rosemary, lemon zest, and garlic. They’re also good with a spoonful of Mrs. Paganelli’s “Pesto”.