Chorizo, Cannellini Beans and Chick Peas
- Preparation and cooking time
- Serves 4
A super simple one-pot wonder which delivers robust Spanish flavours. Perfect as an easy supper or as a base for grilled fish.
- 3 Uncooked Chorizo Picante Sausages cut into chunks
- 1 Large Red Onion sliced
- 3 Garlic Cloves finely chopped
- 3 Bay Leaves
- 1 Tin Cannelini Beans drained
- 1 Tin Chick Peas drained
- 1 heaped tbsp Tomato Puree
- 3 Anchovies
- 80g Kalamata Olives stoned and halved
- 1 tsp Paprika Picante
- 1/2 Fresh Lemon
- 3 Celery Sticks chopped into thirds
- 150ml White Wine
- 225ml Chicken Stock
- A few sprigs of Thyme
- Chopped Parsley to garnish
- STEP 1Soften up the onions in a heavy bottom stew pot or pan over a medium heat for a few minutes with a few glugs of olive oil but don’t let them catch. Once softened, add your Chorizo, garlic, anchovies and bay leaves. Once the Chorizo has softened a bit and let out some of that rusty oil (about 5 or 6 minutes) add your celery sticks, tomato puree and thyme.
- STEP 2At this point add some salt and pepper but go easy on the salt, you can adjust later plus the olives and anchovies do a fine job of adding much needed seasoning. Throw in your beans, peas, olives, the paprika and a few sprigs of lemon thyme. Now, give it few minutes of stirring to combine all of the flavours but go gently or you’ll destroy the Cannellini Beans.
- STEP 3Add the white wine. Give it a minute to simmer then pour in just enough stock to cover. I used chicken stock because we had a batch left over from another night and it worked perfectly.
- STEP 4Pop half a small lemon into the pot to balance the richness. Get it to a simmer, turn the heat right down and cover. Walk away for 30 minutes.
- STEP 5Give it a stir, turn the heat up a touch and leave it uncovered for a further five to ten minutes. Use this time to chop some parsley and slice up some sourdough bread.
- STEP 6And there it is. Along with the parsley we grated some Manchego over the top to feel super Spanish. This will feed four people with the addition of a basic salad, or two very greedy people.