Have a large bowl of iced water nearby. Bring a medium saucepan of water to the boil, add the beans and blanch for 30 seconds, or until soft. Transfer with a slotted spoon to the iced water and leave to cool. Once cool, put them in a colander and leave to drip to remove any excess moisture.
Peixinhos da Horta (Battered Green Beans) by Leandro Carreira
Learn how to make this delicious Portuguese appetiser of battered and fried green beans, which can be found in both family restaurants and homes in its native Lisbon.
Acclaimed Portuguese chef Leandro Carreira shares the recipe from the new Phaidon publication, Portugal: The Cookbook, which gathers dishes from every region of the country, including fish and shellfish dishes from the Algarve coast, hearty stews from the Douro Valley, and the famous and beloved pastries of Lisbon.
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Excerpted from Portugal: The Cookbook by Leandro Carreira.
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