Mint & Ricotta Braised Beans

Mint and Ricotta Braised Beans – Serves 4 people

300g broad beans
50ml white wine vinegar
10g mint
75ml olive oil
75ml white wine
1 shallot (diced)
2 cloves of garlic
1 bay leaf
300ml chicken stock/vegetable stock
150g ricotta
4 slices of sourdough bread

Dice the shallot and finely slice one of the cloves of garlic. Place in a pan with half of the olive oil (save other half for the bread). Add the bay leaf and cook until it’s soft.
Next add the broad beans and half of the mint leaves. Cook gently until the broad beans start to blister their skin.
Add the white wine and cook until it evaporates.
Next add the chicken or vegetable stock and place in the oven to braise at 150C for the 20 minutes, or until the beans are tender. Leave to cool slightly.
Next take the bread and place under the grill until golden brown. Remove from the oven and rub with a clove of garlic and drizzle the remaining olive oil over it.

To Serve
Place the toast on a plate, put a generous portion of the braised broad beans on top, then add ripped mint leaves and crumble the ricotta over the beans.


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