Autumn goes ahead! I like this season for its beautiful nature. Only imagine: yellow, orange, red colors with a great amount of their unusual tins, funny acorns under your feet, damask ashberries shining just like tiny lights and wonderful aroma of the autumn forest. Do you like it? I adore.
We spent previous Saturday going for a walk to the local park. It is similar to big wood but with plenty of old benches, cozy arbours where you can hide from the rain and skillfully made nestling boxes. We were walking without any hurry enjoying everything around us.
We came back late in the evening with a small bunch of fallen leaves. And we were very hungry. I predicted this...so I've made some preparations before. In a hour the stunning aroma of delicious meal gathered together all of us. September evening with tasty food and a good company finished one of the best autumn days.
This meal is definetly must-cook. No fuss, no difficulties. Only plain ingredients and fantastically delicious result. It may seem unbelievable, but this is exactly the same I've described.
The combination of beans, tomatoes, sweet pepper and garlic hardly surprised anyone. If it is without spicy paprika, aroma caraway and piquant sausages. Add the last three ingredients - and the flavour will become much more interesting and difficult. Don't forget about a generous handful of fresh herbs and serve hot!
Preparation: 10 min. + a night for steeping
Process: 1,5 hour. Yield 4.
300 g white beans
1 bay leaf
1-2 fresh sweet pepper
2 medium tomatoes
1 tsp ground paprika
a pinch of caraway
salt and pepper
1. Wash beans and steep in cold water for the night. Cook it for 40 min with a bay leaf.
2. Peel and slice the onion. Cut sausages into circles. Mince the garlic. Heat a pan with olive oil. Cook onion, garlic and sausages for 5 min, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat, add paprika and mix well.
3. Peel and cut tomatoes. Wash the pepper, remove from the seeds. Add tomatoes and pepper to the pan and simmer for 5 min. Add beans with water and caraway, salt on your taste and simmer for 10 min. Sprinkle with pepper and fresh herbs. Serve hot.