Thursday, 16 April 2009
Savory White Beans
This dish takes almost no time to prepare so is ideal for a quick meal, during a power failure, or when unexpected guests arrive.
It is robust and warming on a cool evening. Serve in soup bowls while sitting round a roaring fire!
A few glasses of red wine go well with this! 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 small garlic clove -- minced 15 ounces canned white kidney beans (cannellini), or other beans as available -- drained 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh oregano, sage or rosemary -- finely chopped 2 tablespoons parsley -- finely chopped 1/2 cup tomatoes -- chopped (use canned) 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar or red wine freshly ground pepper -- to taste In a small saucepan over medium heat, heat oil and garlic. Cook, stirring, about 1 minute. Add beans and herbs; cook to heat through. Stir in parsley, tomato, and red wine vinegar. Cook about 30 seconds longer. Season with pepper and adjust other seasonings to taste. Microwave Version In a casserole heat oil and garlic on 100% power 2 minutes. Add beans and herbs; microwave on 100% power about 1 minute. Stir in parsley, tomato, and red wine vinegar or wine. Microwave on 100% power 20 to 30 seconds. Season with pepper and adjust other seasonings to taste.
Serve as a side dish with meat or as a vegetarian main course with grated cheese, a green salad and crusty bread