|Dried Borlotti Beans|
1/2 dried borlotti beans, soaked overnight
Pasta, your choice (I used penne)
1 medium white onion, sliced
2-3 cups broccoli florets
Drain the beans from their soaking liquid and rinse. Cook in boiling water about 20-30 minutes; remove when they are "al dente" or just before. Just remove them before they are fully cooked!
Prepare pasta. It can be ready ahead of time; drain and set aside pasta when cooked.
Place the beans into a saute pan along with the sliced onion and about a 1/2 cup of the chicken stock. The beans will complete their cooking in this liquid. When beans are tender, add the broccoli and about 2 Tbsp of heavy cream. Season to taste with S&P. Cook until broccoli is tender.
Toss with pasta and serve with parmesan or aged cheddar.