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Sep 8, 2011 11:12 AM

fresh cannellini beans - help please?

I've tried searching through the recipes both here and through google and can't find any recipes for fresh cannellini beans. I got a pound through Planet Organics this week and not sure how to treat them. All the cannellini bean recipes that I can find are for canned or dried.

Do any of you have any experience preparing these? Any suggestions?

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  1. Treat them the same as dried, but no soaking necessary, and they will be fully cooked in about 40 minutes. I've gotten several pounds of them since they've become available. I shell and freeze them for later use.

    1. Cook them slowly in just enough liquid to cover, or put them in minestrone.

      1. Thanks SO much! Both of those replies are very helpful, though 40 minutes seems a bit lengthy for the cooking time.

        2 Replies
        1. re: oak foodie

          They're done when they're done, just taste one to check. I usually cook them longer than that, but at very low heat.

          1. re: Robert Lauriston

            Once you've cooked them, you can toss them with all sorts of things. A favorite is albacore confit (simmer fresh albacore in olive oil on very low heat until it just turns white) and cherry tomatoes, seasoned with a little oregano and lemon. Shredded chicken or ham, other grilled fish chunks, fresh corn, basil, pine nuts (watch the source), just about any combination you like.