This purée may be served cold or hot, as a snack with on bread or as dip.
BIGILLA (SPICY BEAN PASTE)
- 1/2 kg dried broad beans
- 1/2 cup of Borges Garlic Olive Oil
- 1 lemon
- 1 red chilli pepper, small
- 8 garlic cloves
- 2 sprigs of parsley
- Tabasco sauce
- 1 soupspoon of oregano and mint, finely chopped
Step by step
Soak the beans for 24 hours, changing the water at least 3 times.
Boil the beans for one and a half hours. Drain off any excess liquid and mash the beans.
Add the garlic, garlic olive oil, lemon juice, red chilli, parsley and salt.
This is a traditional Maltese dish, 100% Mediterranean. Products such as broad beans provide carbohydrates, proteins, and fibre and have a very low fat content. Garlic and Borges garlic olive oil add a touch of health to the dish since garlic contains multiple properties (diuretic, antibacterial, digestive, antithrombotic and anticarciogenic).
Chef: Josep Maria Luque · 8cadires.com