The beans are going, um, bananas, down in the communal bed at the moment. A great double sided frame of them, practically spitting beans like a crazy, jack-potting pokie machine. Amazing. We've been using them at our house to make iterations and variations of super easy-peasy quick, summer, bean pasta. Here it is, in all its simple but delicious glory.
a bunch of beans,
a coupla shallots/an onion,
4 cloves of garlic,
one small chilli (totally optional)
a glug of white wine or vermouth
plenty of parmesan
All you do is....
Wash, top/tail and chop the beans into thirds. Put the pasta on to boil. Finely chop the onion or shallots and garlic. Pop it into a frypan with generous oil and the sliced chilli. Saute at low heat until soft and slightly golden. Splash in the booze and allow it to sizzle off. Just before the pasta is ready, add the beans to the onion pan and (lightly!) saute (you want them to soak up some flavour but stay crunchy). Drain the pasta. Combine with beans. Add lots of parmesan. That's it!