Monday, December 14, 2009
These are the 'Ron' beans.
I have been wanting to do these for a few weeks now, ever since Ron Eade posted about it on his blog.
There were two 'odd' things that I loved when I was small: sardines and lima beans.
You could open a can of sardines and give me a fork + mustard and I was a-ok.
You could open a can of lima beans, heat them with butter and I was in heaven.
What an odd 5 year old.
My mother gave me this pressure cooker. It scares me like no other kitchen tool-gizmo.
I would be more at ease with a mini chainsaw (Simon knows I want a real one for Christmas... I've been asking for it for a few years now)
The pressure cooker is your friend Marysol.
I cooked the beans in it for 10 minutes, let it cool down for another 10. I saved myself the soaking and reduced the cooking time.
I then finished cooking the lima beans on the stove top using Ron's trick: chicken stock.
in the saucepan went white wine, chicken stock (or veg stock!), roasted red pepper, dried oregano, fresh thyme, black pepper. I added yellow beans during the last minutes of cooking. Once cooled, I added white wine vinegar, olive oil and a bit of salt.
I am so pleased at how these turned out! We will bring them to the family Christmas dinner...