What to do with sea beans?
Yesterday I was at my local gourmet grocery store (Draeger's, for those of you in the SF Bay Area) and noticed that they were selling sea beans. I bought about 1/2 pound but I'm not sure what to do with them. Any suggestions?
Well, not only have I never cooked with them or tried them, but I never heard of them before. So here's what I found on Google to satisfy my own curiosity, fwiw.
The Seattle Times had the best overall info with a nice picture
Snappy, briny 'sea beans' bring the beach to your table
Hormel also has a nice overall description and says ...
:"The crisp textured bean stems and leaves can be eaten raw, steamed, boiled, sautéed, or stir-fried to add a unique presentation for fish and seafood dishes. They are often served fresh in salads or can be boiled and served with melted butter for dipping"
A few web recipes ...
They seem to be good with eggs and omelets ... A Fritatta variant with Seabeans
Sea Bean, Porcini, Walnut Salad
BLACK ROASTED COD WITH SEA BEANS AND OYSTERS
Mussel and Sea Bean Salad
Gratuitous info ... They are also sold pickled ... the Zuni cookbook has a recipe with one of the many aliases ... glasswort ... I sort of like the French ... haricorts de mer
More general info