Easy Black Beans
By adding a few aromatics to a can of black beans, you get that Mexican restaurant flavor without hours of soaking and cooking.
1 can of black beans
4 cilantro stems
1 garlic clove, crushed
pinch of salt
1. Combine everything together in a small pot and simmer over low heat for about 15-20 minutes (We do this while we’re preparing the rest of the meal).
2. Be sure to simmer the beans long enough so that they’re not watery.
3. Serve warm or room temparture, or store for later use.
Jean-Georges Vongerichten is known for serving up deliciously complex and unexpected combinations at his restaurants. When Jean-Georges takes you to his home kitchen, as he does in this book, it's surprising to find how simple and uncomplicated his approach to food is.