Saturday, July 20 2024

This hearty and satisfying recipe brings together simple but wholesome ingredients, creating a symphony of flavors that will transport your taste buds to the heart of Italian cuisines.

In embarking on this gastronomic adventure, we will guide you through each step, from soaking the beans to infusing the aromatic charms of garlic, onions, and fresh herbs.


The result is a flavorful concoction that captures the essence of Italian home cooking.

 

 

SERVINGS:4

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 cups dried beans (preferably cranberry beans)
  • 1 cup pork rinds
  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 ripe tomatoes
  • Fresh parsley
  • 1 sprig of rosemary
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Extra virgin olive oil

 

METHOD:

  1. Soaking the beans: Place the dried beans in a bowl, cover them with cold water, and let them soak for at least 8 hours or overnight.
  2. Preparing the pork rinds: If the pork rinds are raw, boil them in a pot of cold water for about 30 minutes. Then drain them, cool them with cold water, and cut them into pieces.
  3. Cooking the beans: Drain the soaked beans, place them in a pot with plenty of cold water, and add the rosemary. Bring to a boil and then reduce the heat. Cook the beans for about 1-2 hours or until tender. Add salt towards the end of cooking.
  4. Preparing the sauté: In a large skillet, heat some extra virgin olive oil and add the chopped onion and garlic. Sauté until golden.
  5. Adding pork rinds and tomatoes: Add the cut pork rinds to the sauté and sauté for a few minutes. Then add the peeled and diced tomatoes. Cook until the tomatoes break down and the sauce thickens.
  6. Combining the ingredients: Mix the sauté with the cooked beans. Stir well and let them cook together for another 15-20 minutes. Adjust salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Finishing touches: Add chopped fresh parsley and serve the beans with pork rinds hot. You can accompany the dish with good crusty bread.
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