seabeansresize.jpgGothamist has only recently been exposed to the sea bean. What? The haricots verts of the sea? Not really. But they do have a taste of sea salt, which you need to consider while cooking.

They are perfect for a light, room temperature salad. To cook them, just blanch and toss with whatever ingredients you'd make a string bean salad with. Here's one.

Sea beans sell for about $3 for about 3 handfuls (enough for two people as a salad or side).

Any other sea beans recipes we should know about? Why do you never see them in NYC restaurants?