Saturday, May 23, 2009

For a spicy 3-day weekend....

May I suggest black beans? We came across this recipe in a diet book we have been using and are now addicts.
Here is my version of it:
Smoked Black Bean Dip
1/2 cup onion
1/4 cup of chives
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup fresh cilantro
1 1/2 cups fresh cooked black beans(recipe to follow)
1/3 cup water
the juice of one whole lime
1 whole chipoltle chile pepper in adobo sauce(with a few spoonfuls of the sauce added if you want an extra kick)
1/4 Teaspoon of kosher salt
  • Throw all ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. If intended as a spread use less water.
  • Enjoy on chicken or fish tacos with crunch cabbage or tortilla chips
I was taught the Brazilian way to make black beans years ago by watching someone else do it. I never had a recipe but have always been pleased with how they come out.

Black Beans
1 bag of black beans
a lot of water
a head of garlic
kosher salt to taste
  • Soak black beans overnight in pot
  • Add water until it reaches 1/2 and inch above beans and bring to a boil.
  • Turn to simmer and keep adding water as it depletes for 1 hour
  • Peel and crush garlic into beans
  • Once beans are easily crushed add salt and serve

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