Broad Beans with Bacon and Paprika

Broad beans

Serves 4 to 6 as a side dish

This is another quick and tasty recipe. I like to serve it with roasted chicken. Or have it chilled as part of a salad buffet.

2 tablespoons olive oil
150g rindless smoked streaky bacon, thinly sliced
1 small red onion, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, peeled and finely chopped
2 tsp paprika
Salt
Freshly ground black pepper
400g to 500g frozen broad beans, defrosted
Splash of water

Heat the oil in a wide based pan and sauté the bacon until almost cooked. Using a slotted spoon, remove to a plate lined with kitchen paper.

Add the onion and garlic to the pan a sauté until softened and starting to colour. Return the bacon to the pan and add the paprika, salt and pepper and stir well. Stir in the broad beans, add a splash of water, cover and simmer for 5 minutes of so until the beans are hot. Taste and adjust the seasoning.