All About Shelling Beans
Shelling beans (a.k.a. soup beans), as opposed to pole beans like green beans and wax beans, can be dried and stored for later use. Fresh shelling beans are one of the great treats of local eating. Shell them and cook them in soups or simply braised as a side dish - they have an extra creamy texture and wonderful clean but earthy flavor.
Braised Cranberry Beans
Fresh cranberry beans (or other fresh shelling beans) are wonderful cooked slowly in a bit of liquid with crushed garlic cloves and sage leaves in this easy recipe.
Red Chile, Chard, Barley, and Bean Soup
This Red Chile, Chard, Barley, and Bean Soup will warm you inside and out.
Savory Shelling Beans & Greens - Recipe for Shelling Beans & Greens
Fresh shelling beans (like cranberry beans or dragon's tongues) and dark cooking greens (kale, collard greens, chard) simmer in broth and exchange flavors and textures. Add sausage, chicken, or smoked meat to make it a more traditional main dish.
Swiss Chard, Barley, Bean Soup
This Swiss Chard, Barley, Bean Soup is a snap to make, and insanely delicious and warming on a cold fall or winter's eve.