Florentine String Beans Recipe

Florentine String Beans Recipes

Ingredients :

625 g

4 tablespoons



1 teaspoon


1-2 tablespoons

French beans, washed, topped, and tailed

extra virgin olive oil

clove garlic, finely chopped

onion or shallot, very thinly sliced

crushed fennel seeds

large ripe tomatoes, skinned, seeded and diced

hot water


freshly ground black pepper

Method :
  1. Cook the beans in boiling, salted water until they are tender but still crisp.

  2. Drain and set aside.

  3. Heat the oil in a skillet over a moderate heat and sauté the garlic and onion or shallot for 3-4 minutes.

  4. Add the fennel seeds, tomatoes, and salt to taste and simmer for 3-4 minutes before adding the cooked beans.

  5. Season with pepper and mix carefully.

  6. Cover and cook for about 12 minutes.

  7. If the mixture dries out too much during cooking, moisten with the water.

  8. Serve hot.

Serves 4

Preparation        : 15 minutes

Cooking             : 35 minutes

Recipe grading    : easy

Suggested wine  : a light, dry white (Bianco Pisano di San Thorpé)

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