|on the shores of Lac Léman. (photo by nicola pravato)|
for that occasion, i made some delightfully easy and tasty bbq beans and a melon and feta and cucumber salad. the swissies arent big on beans, so it was an occasion to share something tasty and cultural. now, i shouldacouldawoulda made my own bbq sauce for the beans, and i didnt--they were inspired by a jar of store bought bbq sauce i could not resist. it was one of those "wait a minute, im not used to seeing that here" moments complete with swirling strings and a halo of light. this also happened once when i found root beer in the beer section.
normally, i would also advocate soaking dried beans overnight, but sometimes we dont always have the brain juice to remember such things. with everything we've been juggling the last month, well, i just used canned beans.
as always, i dont have exact measurements.
1 onion 3 cans cannellini beans
about 3/4 cup of tomato paste (it comes in a tube here, so i just used my toothpaste skills and squeezed as much out as i could)
about 1/4 cup bbq sauce (i probably used a little more)
1/3 cup-ish coveted brown sugar from US (moooooooleaaaasses)
a few good shakes of ground cloves
maybe a cup of water?
i sautéd the onions with some olive oil, added the paste and bbq sauce, and swirled those things around a bit. then i added the beans and then water, a little at a time, and added the cloves. then the pot simmered for hours. and the result? YUM-O
we had to sample it the next morning, the day of the fishing trip, just to make sure we didnt accidentally make poison. i wanted to make it the night before so the flavours would be ka-POW zam WOW! and they delivered.
|beans, fried eggs, veggie sausage|
|my husband and the laura|
bon appétit <3