Tongue of Fire Shelling Beans
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The Tongue of Fire shelling bean is approximately 15-18 centimeters in length and closely resembles the Cranberry Shelling bean. The large, pale green pods have vibrant streaks of pale pink, magenta or red. Once shelled, the beans themselves are also strikingly colored, red speckled on a cream background. The color fades in the cooking process. Tongue of Fire Shelling beans are large with a nutty, somewhat sweet flavor and a creamy yet chewy texture.
Tongue of Fire Shelling beans are available in summer months sometimes stretching into early fall.
The Tongue of Fire shelling bean is an Italian heirloom variety of Phaseolus vulgaris, and may also be referred to as Borlotto Lingua di Fuoco. It is a bush bean that is often compared to the Cranberry bean. 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.
Recipes that include Tongue of Fire Shelling Beans. One is easiest, three is harder.
|The Daily Morsel||How to Cook Tongue of Fire Shelling Beans|
|Dish 'n' That||Fresh Shelling Bean Pasta e Fagioli|
|Healthy Slow Cooking||Thai Coconut Tongue of Fire Soup|