Market Recipe: Grilled Octopus & Fresh Legume Salad

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Fresh shelling beans

Fresh shelling beans

Have you seen these beautiful shell beans at the market? Those beauties to the left are sometimes called Dragon Tongue  or Tongue of Fire beans. The beans on the inside of the pod are a similarly speckled with flames of fuchsia. Unfortunately most of the vibrant color bleeds out during the cooking process, but the legumes make up for the loss in color with their beautiful texture and flavor. Chef Sandy Gendel of Sirena and Pace restaurants uses the fresh shell beans from McGrath Family Farms in his Grilled Octopus & Fresh Legume Salad. He shares his recipe below: