LOBIO WITH SWEETCORN
The Georgian word ‘lobio’ (Georgian: ლობიო) means ‘beans’ and there are a number of varieties of lobio dishes. In this recipe we show how to make lobio with sweetcorn.
Ingredients: 400 grams of kidney beans.
150 grams of sweetcorn, 60 grams of butter, 1 clove of garlic, half a tsp of blue fenugreek, half a tsp of dried coriander, 1 white onion, 1 tbs of dried, coarse red pepper, 20 grams of fresh parsley, and salt (dependent upon personal preference),
Preparation: Soak the beans in a deep cooking pot of cold water for two hours prior to cooking, then drain water and add the bay leaves, salt and 1.5 liters of fresh water.
Cook on a medium heat until the beans are tender.
Add the butter and mash together with the beans.
Crush the garlic and add, together with the spices, to the beans and mash/stir thoroughly. Continue to cook on a medium heat for a further 5 minutes.
Turn off the heat. Chop the onions and add, together with the sweetcorn (save a few of the sweetcorn for garnish) and 10 grams of parsley, to the beans and stir carefully (don’t mash).
The lobio should look like the picture below.
Serving: Serve hot, garnished with raw onion, sweetcorn and parsley.
Enjoy your lobio with sweetcorn!
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