Green beans, roasted almond cream

Green beans, roasted almond cream

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Finding Fire
Serves
4

Green beans are ideally suited to grilling as their fleshy texture results in a lightly charred and smoky exterior, while they retain tenderness within. Dressed simply in lemon, olive oil and salt, they are enriched by a roasted almond cream, which is lightened with cucumber juice for a light, summery finish.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
500g green beans, topped and tailed
sea salt
zest and juice of 1/2 lemon
100g pea tendrils
100ml fruity, mild extra-virgin olive oil, such as arbequina or koroneiki
a few white garlic flowers

For the almond cream

Quantity Ingredient
150g blanched almonds
2 garlic cloves, skin on
60ml almond milk
40ml almond oil
juice of 1/4 telegraph (long) cucumber, skin removed
2 tablespoon cava vinegar or white-wine vinegar, (or to taste)

Method

  1. 1. Prepare your embers.
  2. 2. Prepare the almond cream. Split and roast the almonds in a dry cast-iron pan over the fire until golden brown and lightly smoky. Toss at regular intervals to ensure the almonds are evenly toasted.
  3. 3. Roast the garlic. Wrap the garlic cloves in aluminium foil. Place in the hot ashes at the edge of the fire and leave to roast for approximately 20 minutes until soft. Carefully remove from the ashes and, once cool enough to handle, squeeze the garlic from its skin.
  4. 4. In a blender, combine 50 g (13/4 oz/⅓ cup) of the roasted almonds, the almond milk, almond oil and roasted garlic until creamy. Add another 50 g (13/4 oz/⅓ cup) of the almonds and blend to a crunchy texture. Add the cucumber juice, and season with vinegar. Reserve.
  5. 5. Place the grill cooling rack over intense embers. Grill the beans for 2 minutes, turning halfway through cooking, until lightly charred yet still green.
  6. 6. Transfer the beans to a clean bowl, season with sea salt, add the lemon zest and juice, the pea tendrils and the olive oil. Toss well.
  7. 7. Divide the almond cream between serving plates, place the grilled beans on top, finish with the remaining toasted almonds and garlic flowers. Serve immediately.
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