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Post by Goddess »

Anyone got any interesting things to do with these!!?!? Saw them the other day, couldn't resist - and now don't have a clue what to do with them!!!

Short of making black bean salsa and 10 bean soup - I'm a bit stuck! Got to find something good since they were a bit costly! :roll:


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Post by Glyphdoctor »

Make black bean hummus.

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
-------- ------------ --------------------------------
16 ounces canned black beans -- drained and rinsed
1/4 cup tahini
2 handfuls cilantro
2 cloves garlic
1/4 teaspoon cumin
1 lime

Combine beans, tahini, cilantro, garlic, cumin and juice of the lime in a
food processor. Process until smooth.

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Serving Ideas : Serve with bread for dipping.

PS-If you are using Egyptian lemons you will want to use 4 or 5.
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Post by Goddess »

Suppose I could make Black Bean Besara with it too! Don't know why - but I didn't think of doing similar bean recipes to those I do with other beans.
Black Bean Hummous sounds interesting though - might be forced to wage war on them tomorrow - just have to figure how long to soak them for and we'll be away!
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Post by Glyphdoctor »

Put them in a pot, bring it to a boil for one minute or two, turn off gas, and leave it covered for one hour. Then boil again until finished, perhaps one hour. Adding bicarbonate to the water will speed things up. Don't cook with salt as it increases cooking time. Add salt after.
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Post by jewel »

Saw floyd the other day in cowboy country he cooked uo a dish of pork and black beans looked awful but the cowboys seemed to enjoy it!!

Found the receipie - you could substitute lamb for the pork?(or tofu or no meat at all?)
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Ingredients
175g/6oz dried black beans
½ tsp salt
2 bay leaves
½ tsp freshly ground pepper
½ tsp cumin seeds
½ tsp dried oregano
2 tbsp vegetable oil
700g/1½lb pork shoulder, cubed
2-3 jalapeno or other chilli peppers, chopped
1 onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
3 tbsp crushed red chilli peppers
2 tbsp blue cornmeal or cornflour
2 tbsp honey
Method
1. Soak the beans overnight in plenty of cold water.
2. Drain, then boil for 2 minutes with the salt, bay leaves, black pepper, cumin and oregano. Strain, reserving the liquid, and set aside.
3. Heat the oil in a pan (preferably a cauldron hung over a wood fire, wood mark 3!) and add the pork, jalapenos, onion and garlic.
4. In a bowl mix the red chillies, cornmeal or cornflour and the cooking liquid from the beans to make a kind of cowboy roux and stir this into the pan. Add the beans and finally the honey. Simmer for about 2 hours.
4. Serve as the sun goes down around an open fire, with a bottle of Kentucky Fried Gentleman and someone playing guitar.
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Post by cbrbddd »

Glyphdoctor wrote:Make black bean hummus.

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
-------- ------------ --------------------------------
16 ounces canned black beans -- drained and rinsed
1/4 cup tahini
2 handfuls cilantro
2 cloves garlic
1/4 teaspoon cumin
1 lime

Combine beans, tahini, cilantro, garlic, cumin and juice of the lime in a
food processor. Process until smooth.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Serving Ideas : Serve with bread for dipping.

PS-If you are using Egyptian lemons you will want to use 4 or 5.
Black bean hummous!!! What a great idea . . . . and I have a few cans of black beans for some reason.

We seem to have all sorts of hummous varieties in the stores these days but this is a nice basic one.
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Post by Kronkite »

:? what is cilantro pls? :oops:
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Post by Goddess »

Cilantro is what the Americans call Coriander.
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Goddess wrote:Cilantro is what the Americans call Coriander.
I call Cilantro the green leafy part and Coriander is the seeds (crushed or whole) . . . . I can get fresh Cilantro at the grocery and am growing it in my backyard so I have some now.

They both lend a different flavor to cooking.

http://www.gourmetsleuth.com/cilantro.htm
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Post by Geraldine »

Here in Finland coriander and cilantro are the same and coriander seeds are simply coriander seeds :)

Coriander plant, also known as cilantro or Arab, Greek or Chinese parsley, has a strong, pungent smell, which some people may find unpleasant. In Finland, fresh coriander leaves are mainly used to flavour all kinds of Latin American, Indian, Middle Eastern and Asian dishes.

Coriander seeds are used in seasoning sausage meats, game and vegetable dishes, and mixed in oriental spice mixtures.
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shokran giddan all ;)
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