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  2. 2 cups shelled cranberry beans

  3. 6 cups water

  4. 1/2 small onion

  5. 1 garlic head

  6. 1 tablespoon rosemary

  7. 1 medium carrot

  8. 2 bay leaves

  9. **lettuce**

  10. 4 ounces quality pancetta

  11. 4 heads small Batavian lettuce

  12. garlic cloves

  13. 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

  14. salt to taste

  15. **porcini mushrooms**

  16. 4 large porcini mushrooms

  17. **vinaigrette**

  18. 1 tablespoon oil --

  19. -- lettuce)

  20. 1 tablespoon oregano leaves

  21. 2 tablespoons brown chicken sauce

  22. 2 teaspoons sherry vinegar

  23. 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

  24. black pepper to taste

  25. coarse salt to taste

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  1. Preparation of the Cranberry Beans: Place all of the ingredients in a heavy sauce pan, except the salt. Bring to a boil over high heat, turn down and simmer slowly for twenty minutes. Add salt and finish cooking process, approximately five to ten minutes. Cool beans in juice. Once cold, remove aromatics and take the beans out. Refrigerate beans, but do not discard the cooking juices.

  2. Preparation of the Lettuce: Slice the Pancetta as thin as possible on a meat slicer and wrap lettuce with it. Heat a heavy skillet with olive oil and let smoke lightly. Add the wrapped lettuce and garlic cloves and turn down heat to cook until golden brown to create crispy lettuce. Remove from oil and reserve at room temperature. Discard half of the oil and the garlic cloves. Reserve half of the oil in the pan.

  3. Preparation of the Porcini Mushrooms: Slice the cleaned mushrooms into thick slices. Season well and brush with olive oil.

  4. Grill well on both sides until mushrooms are tender, about three minutes per side depending on the size. Keep warm.

  5. Preparation of the Vinaigrette: Heat the oil from cooking the lettuce in a skillet, add leaves of oregano until they fry. Add brown chicken sauce, sherry vinegar, and olive oil.

  6. Serve hot over the mushrooms, beans, and lettuce.

  7. Recipe By: Chef du Jour


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