My latest white bean one pot soup is spot on and is now my go to when I'm hungry and need something hot.
This soup is a keyed down version of a cranberry bean soup that we used to make at Masa's. Of course, there, I shelled the beans by hand, and cooked them for 3 hours with a mirepoix. Then, we had to make a bacon foam with gelatin and heavy cream, so that whole soup literally took 5 hours to make.
It's bliss when you can transform something so complicated into something so easy. Of course, true connoisseurs would never call it the same thing, but hey - I don't think they studied the economics of opportunity cost. There's a scrooge in all of us.
The only thing I have to remember is to keep a can of cannellini beans ($0.89) from TJ's, and some heavy cream in my pantry. The whole soup takes 10 minutes to make and clean up is just one pot and a blender.
Whad'ya know. I might just start doing a 10 minute meal series. Maybe I'll get famous!
Here's the recipe:
1 can of cannellini beans
1 cup water or chicken stock
1/4 cup heavy cream
salt & pepper to season
Rinse cannellini beans
Throw beans and water or stock in a sauce pan
Bring to a boil and add the cream
Return to a simmer
Whiz everything in a blender and season to taste