Yes, it´s that runner bean time of year here Up the Mountain. We´re picking them daily, freezing some, giving some away and of course, eating plenty.
This was a light supper dish that was quickly pulled together as I had already blanched the beans and had some cooked potatoes in the fridge (a staple in our house for potato based salads) and some cooked prawns. If you don´t have these ready though, it´s not the work of hours to blanch some beans and boil some potatoes before throwing in raw prawns to cook through at the end.
Ingredients (Serves 2 as a light meal)
- About 500g of sliced, blanched runner beans
- 2 medium cooked and peeled potatoes, cut into small chunks
- About a cup of cooked, peeled prawns
- 1 teaspoon of grated fresh ginger
- 2 fat cloves of crushed garlic
- ½ teaspoon of ground cumin
- ½-1 teaspoon of hot or sweet pimentón (or chili powder)
- Olive (or vegetable) oil
Into a deep, heavy frying pan pour a few tablespoons of oil for frying and quickly fry the potatoes until they start to brown over a high heat. Reduce the heat to low and add the ginger, garlic, cumin and pimentón and fry gently until the garlic and ginger have softened. Now add the beans and continue to fry gently until they have cooked through. Add the prawns (I chopped mine as they were quite large) and taste. Add salt if necessary. This would be great with some finely chopped coriander but I didn´t have any. Serve hot with crusty bread or try this beautiful recipe for pita bread from Tandy over at Lavender and Lime.
56 thoughts on “Another way with runner beans – Spicy Beans with Prawns and Potatoes”
What a fantastic summer time supper – SCRUMITY!
It was very nice and made a change from our usual beans with jamon!
Looks very, very good!
Thank you Rosemary! Unfortunately it was a supper dish and supper here is about 10.30pm so it was very dark and not the best time for photos 😦
I like it! I’m sorry now that I did not grow runner beans this year.
This looks like a winner! x
Sounds delish! Is that grated fresh ginger and crushed garlic? 8)
Yes, sorry should have made that clear! Glad you liekd it 🙂
Glad you cleared that up. I was wondering where I’d find 2 cloves ginger to crush! Will try this today – maybe this is one potato salad my husband will like! Thank you 🙂
You´re welcome! Hope he likes it. You could look at my recipe for Ensalada Cateta – another potato salad we eat a lot of here in Andalucia but no mayo 🙂
Gracias, Chica, I’ll check that out! 🙂
That looks and sounds delicious!
Thanks MD – the prawns were really good so it worked well!
That photo looks so pretty…I just want to dive into it! 🙂
Thanks, it was rather dark when I took it, but it´s “real”!
I wish it were green bean season every day! Love them. This looks totally yummy. Have you thought of maybe adding a little chorizo too? Just a thought.
PS…haven’t forgotten about the sock pattern…just waiting for The Husband to scan it for me and he’s mad busy at the moment at work. I’m such a luddite!
I used to loathe them when I was Little – probably because they were served boiled until they were grey 😦 Now I really enjoy them! And yes, don´t worry about the sock pattern. No rush, haven´t got the wool yet anyway. What size needles will I need?
Ugh…I remember beans like that. Or frozen ones with no taste!
I use 2.75mm needles…my friends use 2.5!
I’ve seen runner beans in the markets and at the farmers’ stalls but had no idea what to do with them — until now. This dish sounds delicious and looks even better, Tanya. I’ve been on a shrimp kick lately and this recipe will fit in quite nicely. I think I just found a new item to buy this Saturday at the market. Thanks, Tanya!
They´re a funny old vegetable. They can be supremely dull but even with just a little olive oil or lemon or butter after boiling, they are transformed! Stir fried with other things lifts them to another level 🙂 Hope you find some and enjoy them…
A clever combination! Love the idea f adding ginger. Ginger is of course a natural anti inflammatory…
I´d forgotten that…we´ll have to eat a lot next month when we´re “laboring” and our old joints are suffering!
Loving the addition of the cumin! And a great way to eat runner beans – YUM!
I am a bit of a cumin junkie – my mum got me into it and it´s quite typical in Andalucía – must be a throwback to the Arab influences in their cooking!
I love beans and prawns. Delicious!
It was a nice mix!
thank you for the link love ♥ We do not get cooked prawns here like we found in Europe which is such a pity as sometimes you just want to dip something into mayo without having to do all the hard work 🙂
Ah yes, but then you get lots of other lovely things that we can´t get here! Your pita recipe is great, really love it 🙂
Spicy + Prawns = Thats a champion for me
Looks delicious. Cheers for the pita bread recipe as well 🙂
The pita bread is a good one!
I have always been too scared to tackle them but saw another post about how easy it was the other day. I will give it a go on the weekend (so if it doesn’t work…I can spend the day after hiding the evidence IN the chooks lol 😉 )
I am sure it will work well, but….if it doesn´t the chooks will enjoy your experiment as I know ours love anything bread-like!
Simply delicious!! I love the combination of runner beans with prawns and potatoes. I usually make a salad with green beans, potatoes and tomatoes but this version is mouthwatering.I love the addition of ginger, cumin and chili because it gives a spark to the delicate flavors of the main ingredients!! Brava!!
Grazie mille – we really enjoyed it and the spices really did add something special 🙂
Oh my gooooodddd! WINNNNERR! SO trying that out 😀
Hey Fati – good to hear from you! Hope all is well and you´re not working tooooo hard 😉
The cumin and ginger would really be fantastic with these ingredients! You’re so lucky to have your own veggie garden!! xo Smidge
We are, and at least I´m managing to get a few frozen for later in the year too!
Love the flavors here- and we are going to potato-land (eastern long island) soon- we will be making this (or something very similar). Thanks
I want to go to potato-land!
It is worth a trip in summer, all the produce and seafood are amazing…
I can literally taste this dish and my mouth is not complaining. 😉
Oh good 🙂
That sounds great…we’re doing shrimp tonight, too….
Can´t get enough of them!
Cumin and ginger must give your dish a lovely flavor.
They´re great spices aren´t they for really adding impact!
What a bright and pretty dish. Love the ginger, garlic, cumin and hot paprika with shrimp …and that you combined it all with runner beans, so clever of you!!
We have so many runner beans at this time of year, it´s nice to find new ways to eat them!
Oh my word – GORGEOUS! such an interesting recipe, Chica – I shall buy prawns and beans this weekend so I can try it! LOVE it! Thanks 🙂
Do hope you enjoy it if you do make it!