The method suggested here is good for all fresh and dried beans (the dried ones will need overnight soaking) and the result will be so impressive that you really don’t need to serve much else with them.
Pickling cucumber gives this salad a new dimension and it’s not as time-consuming as it sounds. I love to add coarsely crushed coriander seed to the vinegar and plenty of fresh dill. SERVES 4-6 INGREDIENTS
I’ve always loved a home-made Scotch egg. Most are infinitely better than anything you can buy, and this smoky mackerel version is no exception. You can prepare the eggs a day early and simply fry them