Almond Skordalia With Gigande Beans Recipe

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Servings: 10

Ingredients

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  • 11 slc white bread crusts removed
  • 1 c. whole almonds blanched, minced
  • 2 x garlic cloves chopped
  • 5 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 4 Tbsp. extra-virgin extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 c. dry gigande beans or possibly other large white beans
  • 1 x celery stalk cut in 1" pcs
  • 1 x carrot peeled, and cut in 1" pcs
  • 1 med onion quartered
  • 2 x bay leaves
  • 1/2 tsp peppercorns
  • 2 x garlic cloves halved
  • 2 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp fresh grnd pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. flat-leaf parsley minced

Directions

  1. Place bread on a try to dry for 24 hrs.
  2. Place almonds and garlic in a food processor; process till smooth, 30 seconds.
  3. Combine lemon juice, oil, and salt. Drop bread into a bowl of cold water 1 slice at a time. When soaked, squeeze each slice between your palms, extracting half the water. Add in bread and oil mix to almonds in processor; process till smooth, 20 seconds.
  4. Transfer skordalia to a bowl; chill 2 hrs.
  5. To serve, bring to room temperature and fold in 1/2 c. cooking liquid from Gigande Beans or possibly chicken stock; serve the beans over skordalia. (Makes 2 1/2 c.)
  6. Pick over and rinse beans. Place in a bowl, cover with water, and chill overnight.
  7. Drain and rinse beans; place in a saucepan with 4 1/2 c. water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; add in celery, carrot, onion, bay leaves, peppercorns, and garlic. Cook, partially covered, for 45 min; add in 1 tsp. salt after 35 min. Let beans cold in cooking liquid, about 1 hour.
  8. Drain beans; reserve cooking liquid but throw away solids. Toss beans with oil, remaining 1 1/2 tsp. salt, pepper, parsley, and 1/4 c. cooking liquid. Serve over Skordalia.
  9. This recipe yields 10 servings.

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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 93g
Recipe makes 10 servings
Calories 301  
Calories from Fat 136 45%
Total Fat 15.83g 20%
Saturated Fat 1.78g 7%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1065mg 44%
Potassium 884mg 25%
Total Carbs 29.92g 8%
Dietary Fiber 8.1g 27%
Sugars 2.51g 2%
Protein 12.93g 21%
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