Monday, July 16, 2007

another quick lunch

Keep a well stocked pantry. Buy a few cans of whatever is on sale, even if you don't have immediate plans to use them.
For this meal, a can of beans and diced tomato are the base of a quick mediterrainean stew.

- Sauté one medium onion with olive oil and salt, adding balsamic vinegar.
- Once onions begin to crisp on the edge, add a clove of garlic and a can of Buttered Beans (drained)
- Season with black pepper, crushed red pepper, cayenne pepper and oregano
- Add half can of water and cover for about 5 minutes
- Lightly pulverize with potato masher (there should still be some whole beans intact)
- Add more water if necessary and about half a can of diced tomatoes (drained)
- Before serving, top with chopped, fresh basil, fresh grated parmesan cheese and drizzle lightly with olive oil (and maybe even some more balsamic)

Buttered beans are large

Maybe eat it with a piece of sourdough toast covered in Humboldt Fog (soft ripened goat cheese purchased from Zingerman's)

1 comment:

RW said...

Looks delicious. I shouldn't read your site when I'm hungry!

Pretty interesting what you're putting together with basic items from the pantry.