250g (8oz) shelled fresh broad beans (they must be young) salt and black pepper 250g (8oz) shelled peas (they must be young) 250g (8oz) French beans, halved 30g (1oz) butter 2tbsp chopped fresh mint fresh mint to garnish.

1- Cook the broad beans in a saucepan of boiling salted water for a few minutes until just tender. Add the peas and French beans and cook for another 5-10 minutes or until tender (the timing depends on their freshness) .
2- Drain all the vegetables, and return to the pan. Add the butter and mint, and stir until the butter melts. Taste for seasoning, and serve hot, garnished with fresh mint.