Dried beans are one of the best things to prepare in a pressure cooker: After a 30-minute quick-soak, the beans become creamy in just seven minutes. Slideshow: Great Bean Salads 

Grace Parisi
October 2012

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© Raymond Hom

Recipe Summary

active:
15 mins
total:
40 mins
Yield:
6
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • To quick-soak the beans, put them in the pressure cooker and cover with 3 inches of water. Cover and bring to high pressure. Turn off the heat and let the pressure release naturally, about 5 minutes. Uncover and let cool, about 20 minutes.

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  • Drain and rinse the beans. Return them to the pressure cooker. Add the pancetta, garlic, carrot, rosemary and 1 tablespoon of the olive oil. Add 3 cups of water and bring to a boil. Cover and close the pressure cooker according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Cook over very low heat, maintaining high pressure for 7 minutes. Let the pressure release naturally, then uncover and drain the beans.

  • Transfer the beans to a large, wide bowl or deep platter. Add the lemon juice and remaining 1/4 cup of olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Arrange the trout on top, sprinkle with the parsley and serve right away or at room temperature.

Suggested Pairing

Floral, minerally Chenin Blanc.