Monday, March 8, 2010

Recipe: Herby Cannellini Beans

Hello everyone. Now this is a beautiful side dish, as you can see i have served this on the side of a baked potato and salad, because of my vegetarian parents, but i think this would work extremely well on the side of grilled spiced lamb chops or steaks.

Herby Cannelini Beans (serves 6 as a side) 59p as a side, 92p with a jacket potato as a main.

2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Knob of butter
1 red onion, diced finely
2 celery sticks, diced finely
1 carrot, peeled and diced finely
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 tsp dried thyme
1 stalk fresh rosemary,destalked and chopped finely
2 tins cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
2 bay leaves
150ml vegetable stock
Salt and black pepper to taste
2 large ripe tomatoes, seeded and chopped
4 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
Squeeze of fresh lemon, and lemon wedges for garnish

1. Sweat the onion, garlic, celery, carrots, thyme and rosemary in the butter and olive oil for 10 minutes, or until soft.
2. Add the cannelini beans, bay leaves, stock, seasoning and cook for 10 minutes. Add the tomatoes, parsley and lemon and cook for a further 5 minutes. Serve with lemon wedges.

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