I’ve just put some white kidney beans on to soak. Betty and Donna are coming for dinner on Friday night. Cassoulet, although a one-pot meal when served, takes a while to put together, especially if you start with dry beans. As I’ve written about before, I’m not a fan of the taste of Navy beans, and I find white kidney beans are like the cannellini beans I found very tasty in Italy.
Hmm, there are some interesting ideas in this recipe that I may steal and adapt!
Initial thought: smoked turkey thigh instead of ham hock (less fat, still lots of flavour).
Some of my own grown tomatoes. Maybe add a little of my allotment garden kale to it an hour before serving? That will put some green in the dish.
More to follow later this week.