Jacob's Cattle (Trout) Beans
Jacob's Cattle Beans (sometimes called Trout Beans) are related to the kidney bean. A member of the legume family, this bean is full-flavored with a taste reminiscent of green beans.
Rinse thoroughly and soak overnight. Rinse and place in a large pot, covered with fresh water. Bring water to a boil for 3 minutes, reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 60 to 90 minutes, until tender. This bean produces foam when boiling, so skim the water regularly.
Storage & handling
Store in a cool, dry place.
Jacob cattle beans.
In this twist on classic succotash, our Jacob’s Cattle Beans are used in place of fresh lima beans, giving the dish an earthier, richer flavor. The slightly sweet flavor of Jacob’s cattle beans pairs perfectly with the inherent sweetness of scallops and shrimp.