-Shell 1 pound of fresh shell beans.
-Make a big X on the bottom of 2 tomatoes.
-Submerge in boiling water for 3 minutes.
-Drain tomatoes and then peel under running water.
-Roughly chop the tomatoes
-Finely chop the following:
1 small onion
2 cloves of garlic
-Sauté a few minutes in some good olive oil in a medium saucepan.
-Add the beans and chopped tomatoes with water to cover.
-Simmer over low heat for 20-30 minutes (taste the beans to make sure they’re cooked through and creamy).
-Add some sea salt to taste and some chopped herbs, sage is the most popular, but use whatever you have.
-These beans make a great starter course served in their own cooking water, drizzled with some more olive oil. Or mash them and put them on toast as crostini.