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Appaloosa Shelling Beans
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Appaloosa Shelling beans are available in late summer.
Appaloosa Shelling beans are an open-pollinated bush bean and members of the Phaseolus vulgaris genus, the most widely cultivated genre of beans in the world. The definition of a shelling bean is any bean that is grown primarily for the edible seed inside. Most often the pod is not eaten, because it is too fibrous to consume. Thus, most shelling bean crops are harvested when the pods and beans inside are dry, just before the pod shatters. Appaloosa Shelling beans fall into the dried bean category, AKA legumes.
The Appaloosa Shelling bean is ivory white with speckled tones of burgundy, brown and tan. Its markings resemble the markings on an Appaloosa horse, hence its given name. The bean has a slight curved slender shape with a smooth texture. When cooked, the bean's flavor becomes very rich with earthy and herbaceous undertones, its texture dense and meaty. When harvested very young, the beans can be eaten as fresh snap beans.
Appaloosa Shelling beans are a natural pot bean and chili bean. They are also a perfect substitute for other meaty Shelling beans such as Pinto and Black Turtle. Though they are not as common as the Pinto or Black Turtle, their culinary heritage is never lost as historical recipes place them as a staple ingredient in dishes such as borrachos (drunken beans) and Western Chuck Wagon beans. These recipes are always open for revival and interpretation. Appaloosa Shelling beans favor rich cooking methods such as cooking over an open fire and equally rich and bold companion ingredients such as bacon, heritage sausage, chiles, grilled steak and chicken, cream, melting cheeses and smoked tomatoes. Other favorable pairings include citrus, cumin, cilantro, toasted pepitas, rice, garlic, smoked, grilled and baked white fish. Appaloosa's trademark speckles fade after cooking.
Appaloosa Shelling beans are an heirloom variety originating in the Native American region of Palouse, which encompasses parts of southeastern Washington and Northern Idaho. Though native to the Pacific Northwest, they adapt well to many growing regions, including hotter and dryer climates such as New Mexico. There adaptability is a natural survival mechanism, allowing them to become resistant to extreme weather conditions, pests, and disease.
Recipes that include Appaloosa Shelling Beans. One is easiest, three is harder.
|101 Cookbooks||Heirloom Beans & Seitan Recipe|
|Michael Ableman||Fresh Shell Bean Gratin|
|Becky and the Beanstock||Smoky-Sweet-Citrus-Spicy-Cool Appaloosa Beans for Hot Days|
|The Splendid Table||Drunken Beans|