Sautéed beans with bacon, mange-tout juice and basil hints

Guggenheim Bilbao
Chef: Josean Martinez Alija
Country: Spain
City: Bilbao (Vizcaya)
Address: Abandoibarra Etorbidea, 2
(+34) 944239333

As we have been proclaiming around for many years, Josean Martínez Alija is a real child prodigy which has become one of the most talented chefs in the world. This dish confirms his essential, minimalist, vegetal, pure, light style… Concretion and naturality could not be expressed better than this. The beans are proposed with peas to their greatest splendor: green and only green, very chromatic and, above all, tasty. Inspired by the popular recipe which offers them in the company of Iberic ham, used in the last decades by an infinite number of cooks together with peas when spring shines, here, the vegetables are proposed with another historic touch: basil, which means contrast and coolness. Ladies and gentlemen, let me introduce a personal and perceptive, highly harmonic version of tastes and rythms dedicated to diverse ancestral cultures.

The Recipe