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Cranberry Shelling Beans
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This item was last sold on : 09/25/17
|Two Peas in a Pod|
Cranberry shelling bean pods develop a distinct red and yellow speckled exterior when mature. Inside the plump pods are approximately 5-6 oval ivory colored beans that are also dappled in the characteristic cranberry markings. Raw Cranberry shelling beans are are typically lean, grassy and starchy while cooked beans develop a sweet, rich and meaty flavor reminiscent of chestnuts with a plush creamy texture. Their vibrant color does fade when cooked.
Cranberry shelling beans are available in late summer through fall.
Cranberry shelling beans are a variety of Phaseolus vulgaris and also known as frijol Cargamanto Rojo in Spanish speaking countries or bean pearl in Malaysia. They are a multipurpose bean as they can be harvested fresh in pod or left to dry on the vine and utilized as a dried bean, and then technically classified as a legume. Cranberry shelling beans are also commonly mistaken for Borlotti shelling beans, an Italian bean whose characteristics are nearly identical.
Cranberry shelling beans are a versatile bean designated as a fresh or dried bean. Once shelled, they can be pickled, canned or frozen. Cooked Cranberry shelling beans absorb accompanying flavors, thus are transformed by savory and bold companion ingredients. Simmer in chicken stock until tender and creamy, pair with roasted squash, toss with crispy gnocchi or torn pasta, stew into a ragout with fresh corn and tomatoes or puree with sorrel into a soup. Mix cooked Cranberry shelling beans with chopped arugula, homemade croutons and chorizo for a hearty main dish. Other complimentary pairings include bacon or pancetta, smoked olive oil, artichoke hearts, citrus, both mild and hot chiles, fresh and cooked tomatoes, basil and cilantro, aged pecorino, feta, fennel, leeks and fried eggs. Dried cranberry beans must be soaked overnight before using and will require twice the cooking time. Cooked Cranberry shelling beans lose their markings and become tan in color.
Cranberry shelling beans are an heirloom variety native to Colombia. International trade routes led to the exchange of many Cranberry shelling beans and dozens of new cultivars developed by farmers. Old World Cranberry shelling beans are known as a French Horticultural bean. The most notable and improved variety of Cranberry shelling beans is known as "Crimson" which was developed to be disease resistant. Most Cranberry shelling beans are grown in California, where temperate climates are met with hot summers for maximum production. Though a dual-purpose variety, 95% of the bean crops are harvested and sold as a dried bean.
Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
|Dolce Pane & Vino||Del Mar CA||858-832-1518|
|Dolce at the Highlands||San Diego CA||858-847-2740|
|Lodge at Torrey Pines Main||San Diego CA||858-453-4420|
|Pamplemousse Grill||Solana Beach CA||858-792-9090|
|Georges at the Cove||San Diego CA||858-454-4244|
|Maretalia Ristorante||Coronado CA||619-522-6890|
|Wine Vault & Bistro||San Diego CA||619-295-3939|
|Marriott Marina Kitchen||San Diego CA||619-234-1500 x6113|
|Secret Table||Solana Beach CA||858-356-4054|
|Craft and Commerce (Sekscobra Inc.)||San Diego CA||619-962-5935|
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