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How to make Portuguese tremoços (lupini beans).
Preparation time:
2 h
Cooking Time:
Ready In:
2 h 55 min
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Portuguese Tremoços (Lupini Beans) Recipe - Portuguese Recipes

Portuguese Tremoços (Lupini Beans) Recipe

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Posted in: Snack Recipes
Fri, Oct 16, 2015
5 out of 5 with 28 ratings
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1.5 cups dry lupini beans8 cups water2 tablespoons salt (more of less is possible according to taste) * Get Portuguese ingredients & stuff Get Portuguese ingredients and other stuff at Amazon.com


1) Soak the dried beans for 8 hours or overnight in a bowl with 4 cups of water.
2) The next day, cook them in the rest of the water in a saucepan on medium to low heat until tender, about 2 to 2.5 hours.
3) Once done, drain and transfer the beans to a bowl.
4) Drain, rinse and cover with hot water as often as you can, every 4-6 hours for about 2-3 days, until the bitter taste of the beans is gone.
5) Once the bitter taste of the beans is gone, place them into a jar with water and the two tablespoons of salt.
6) Store them in the jars with the brine for 2-3 days then serve.

Recipe & Photo Credit: easyportugueserecipes.com

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olga - 4 Months ago
boil first then rinse and let cold water run on top for 2 to3 days rinse put in jars with salt

Lidia - 4 Months ago
I live in Montreal. Where can I get these beans dry? I've been to Portuguese stores but they only have them already made in jars.

Cynthis - 4 Months ago
Where do I find these beans

Where do you live Cynthis?
4 Months ago (+1) (-0)
Filomena - 4 Months ago
Why 2 to 2.5 hours for cooking. The top layer of the skin will peel out? Also why after the draining you put hot water?

It shouldn't Filomena, and you put them in hot water to help remove the bitter taste I think.
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