Grow Your Own Magazine

Navbar button growfruitandveg.co.uk Logo
Forum Navigation

+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 8 of 9
  1. #1
    pigletwillie's Avatar
    pigletwillie is offline Ohhh Shiny
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Leicester- the epicenter of world rugby
    Posts
    5,303

    Default Cooking with beans

    Just a little tip,

    when cooking with beans, only season with salt when they are pretty much cooked through otherwise they will never go all soft and buttery. Salt hardens them up somewhat if added early.

  2. #2
    Two_Sheds's Avatar
    Two_Sheds is offline Compost Everything...
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    windy east coast, sandy soil
    Posts
    31,000

    Default

    Do people still add salt to their food? I thought it was banned
    All gardeners know better than other gardeners." -- Chinese Proverb.

  3. #3
    Nicos's Avatar
    Nicos is offline 'Allo 'Allo !
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Normandy (61) France
    Posts
    46,437

    Default

    It took me years to get my family used to a low salt diet...and then my OH went and did a Cook Off competition - and now he goes on about 'seasoning 'the food better with salt!!!!

    ( did you hear that info on the Spanish food program Piglet?? - we are thoroughly enjoying it!)

  4. #4
    moggssue's Avatar
    moggssue is offline Early Fruiter
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Bucks
    Posts
    2,371

    Default

    I use a pinch of salt in my veg, it does bring out the flavour even more. The problem as I see it is with processed food and the humungous amount of salt added that we don't necessarily realise is there and definitely don't need. A very small amount of salt is needed in our diet but as with everything, not to excess and needs to be used wisely. And there endeth my tuppenth!!

    And PW - yes, my beans do tend to be a bit crunchy!
    Life may not be the party we hoped for but since we're here we might as well dance

  5. #5
    pigletwillie's Avatar
    pigletwillie is offline Ohhh Shiny
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Leicester- the epicenter of world rugby
    Posts
    5,303

    Default

    I did Nicos, but must admit to already knowing that fact. We use beans a lot all year round.

    If you notice all of the tv chefs seasoning their food, its cos it is all fresh and therefore does not have any salt in it. Also sea salt looks to be more than it actually is when compared to table salt which we never use. Procesed food is already seasoned so will not need more adding.

  6. #6
    Alison's Avatar
    Alison is offline Gardening Guru
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Warrington, Cheshire
    Posts
    13,249

    Default

    Just steam my beans without any salt, actually prefer them that way.

    Some of us live in the past, always talking about back then. Some of us live in the future, always planning what we are going to do. And, then there are those, who neither look behind or ahead, but just enjoy the moment of right now.

    Which one are you and is it how you want to be?

  7. #7
    HeyWayne's Avatar
    HeyWayne is offline Zen Master
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Milton Keynes
    Posts
    12,223

    Default

    I saw that programme too. Those two annoyed me when they did their programme from the UK, but I was less annoyed by them in Spain.

    We only use sea salt flakes at home.
    A simple dude trying to grow veg. http://haywayne.blogspot.com/

    BLOG UPDATED! http://haywayne.blogspot.com/2012/01...ar-demand.html 30/01/2012

    Practise makes us a little better, it doesn't make us perfect.


    What would Vedder do?

  8. #8
    smallblueplanet's Avatar
    smallblueplanet is offline Mature Fruiter
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Vale of Pewsey
    Posts
    7,088

    Default

    Sea salt or table salt, the amount of sodium in it is the same and its the sodium in 'common salt' that can cause health problems.

    Try weighing out 6g of salt (maximium recommended daily allowance), its about a teaspoonful. Then look at how much salt is in the processed food you eat - bread is surprisingly high I always think.
    Last edited by smallblueplanet; 02-04-2008 at 02:05 PM.
    Manda.

    To see a world in a grain of sand
    And a heaven in a wild flower

Similar Threads

  1. Cooking dried beans for freezing
    By womble in forum Season to Taste
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 19-08-2010, 02:55 PM
  2. Aga cooking...
    By Nicos in forum Season to Taste
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 18-12-2009, 11:34 AM
  3. Anyone else fed up with cooking?
    By amandaandherveg in forum General chitchat
    Replies: 42
    Last Post: 10-11-2009, 09:26 PM
  4. Dried runner beans for cooking?
    By fran in forum Vegging Out
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 06-09-2009, 09:32 PM
  5. Cooking outside the box
    By Bibliobeck in forum Grapes Recommendations
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 15-01-2007, 01:12 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts