Friday, March 7, 2014

Gamberi Coi Fagioli

Ah, the first Friday of Lent. Chris is already counting them down. Tonight we had the same meal we had last year on the first Friday of Lent. This year I omitted the Pancetta, the pope did not step down this year. A salad and some Italian bread rounded out the meal.

Gamberi Coi Fagioli, adapted from Every Night Italian by Giuliano Hazan.

Ingredients -
1 cup yellow onion, thinly sliced crosswise

4 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 

1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 1/2 cups drained canned cranberry or cannelini beans

6 to 8 fresh sage leaves 

3 tbsp dry white wine 

2 tsp finely chopped Italian flat-leaf parsley


Freshly ground black pepper

Method -
Put the onion and 2 tbsp of the olive oil in a large skillet or sauté pan and place over medium heat. Sauté until the onion turns a rich golden color. Add the beans and sage and cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Add the shrimp to the sauté pan and sauté for about 1 minute. Add the wine and parsley and season with salt and pepper. Cook the shrimp until they turn completely pink, about 2 to 3 minutes.

The salad dressing recipe is from Mark Bittman. Super fast to put together. So fast you might wonder why you have store bought in the fridge.

Ingredients -
1/2 cup olive oil
1/3 cup Balsamic vinegar
3 tsp. Dijon mustard
Salt and Pepper

Method -
Put all the ingredients in a jar and shake. That's all you have to do!

And I think we need a little injection of spring...

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