Mehmet's Broad Beans

Mehmet's Broad Beans created by Sackville

This recipe has a most romantic source. A few years ago my husband and I chartered a small gulet to explore the coast of Turkey. Our captain, cook and guide was Mehmet. We moved around the Gulf of Fethiye, looking at ruins and swimming by day, mooring each night in a different place. One night, Mehmet cooked these beans and gave me the recipe. I'm very happy that I can share it with you.

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  • Fry the onions in the olive oil, and add the garlic for the last few seconds.
  • Add the beans and tomatoes and cook uncovered until the beans are tender.
  • Add water towards the end if necessary.
  • When the beans are cooked, add yoghurt off the heat and in small amounts at a time.
  • Add the tomato paste.
  • Re-heat gently, season and serve as a side dish, or cool and serve as a salad.
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"This recipe has a most romantic source. A few years ago my husband and I chartered a small gulet to explore the coast of Turkey. Our captain, cook and guide was Mehmet. We moved around the Gulf of Fethiye, looking at ruins and swimming by day, mooring each night in a different place. One night, Mehmet cooked these beans and gave me the recipe. I'm very happy that I can share it with you."

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  1. KissKiss
    I forgot to buy the broad beans for this recipe but had two cans of green beans at home. I halved the recipe and used my green beans instead. What a sauce! Everyone in the family enjoyed it, and I can't wait to make it again with the broad beans. Thanks for a keeper!
  2. Cornelle
    Wow, what a delicious dish! My son brought home some broad beans from the vegetable farm at school, and I looked here on Recipezaar for what to do with them. I couldn't resist the addition of a little chilli and a pinch of cumin. We served it with rice. Lovely!!
  3. crackrw
    This was great! We had had something similar in Turkey with chillis and cumin, so to cook I added 2 chillis, one chopped and left one whole and a bay leaf. To serve I garnished the dish with freshly ground cumin. We served it as a main meal on rice - fantastic, thanks Mehmet!
  4. JoolsUK
    This was very tasty and reminded me of my last visit to Turkey (oh for a bit of their hot sunshine right now!). I made the recipe exactly as listed except I added a handful of diced peppers to add a bit more colour and a teaspoon of paprika (my personal preference).
  5. ltdsaloon16r
    This was wonderful, I used less ingredients to serve 3 adults and even my non eating vegetable son ate it (and enjoyed!) The colours are great and the flavours wonderful. Thanks for sharing.
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