This rare heirloom bean has survived many hardships. It is half-white and half-black with distinctive sharp boundaries that curve around the bean. Blends well with fresh corn. Also called "Ying Yang".|
Basic Bean Cooking Instructions
Pick over beans and rinse thoroughly in cold water. Place cleaned beans in a bowl of fresh cold water, cover and soak for 3 to 8 hours or overnight at room temperature; drain and rinse well. Or place beans in a saucepan with water of cover, bring to a boil, remove from the heat , and soak for 1 1/2 hours, drain and rinse well. Cook beans by covering with 2" of water, simmering 1 to 2 hours or until tender depending on size of the bean.
Black Calypso Beans and Grilled Tuna Salad
1 cup dried Black Calypso Beans
8 oz fresh Ahi tuna
1 head of romaine lettuce
2 Roma tomatoes, cut into wedges
1 red onion, sliced
2 Roma tomatoes, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 lemon, juice thereof
3 Tbsp red wine vinegar
2 Tbsp basil, chopped
2 Tbsp parsley, chopped
2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 Tbsp plain yoghurt
1 Tbsp capers
Freshly ground pepper
Soak beans in cold water overnight, Drain. Cover beans with fresh water and simmer for 1-1/2 to 2 hours. Cool beans under cold running water. Grill tuna rare and cut into 1 inch cubes. Line large plate with romaine and tomato wedges. Combine all other ingredients in large bowl. Salt and pepper to taste. Toss and place on lined plate.
Serves 4 to 6.