Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Beans and greens over soft polenta

What to do, when you spend the whole afternoon experimenting with your new camera lens, then find it's 7:15 and you're starving and all you have in the fridge are little bits of leftover ingredients?

Beans and greens to the rescue!

My friends, you do not need a recipe for this. The ingredients are:

polenta (from whatever recipe you like best)

greens (any kind)
garlic, slivered or finely chopped
pepper flakes
salt and black pepper
beans (any kind)
olive oil

Heat a little olive oil in a skillet, and when it's hot, add the garlic and pepper flakes. Cook for just a few seconds, until the garlic is fragrant; then add the greens and continue cooking until they are beginning to wilt (for salad-type greens, this will be seconds; for kale it could be minutes; I used gai lan). Add the beans and gently stir. Continue to cook just until the beans are warm. Add salt and pepper to taste, and spoon over the polenta. Supper in 10 minutes (the polenta can cook while you're editing your super-macro photos and really doesn't need to be stirred as constantly as most recipes would have you believe, of which the above image is living proof).

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