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    Posted: 29 January 2013 at 10:05


When my parents had a winter condo on South Miami Beach, many many years ago; we used to go down to visit them ... ThereĀ“s a popular tiny Haitian Tavern on Washington Avenue and 5th Street called TIK TAK ... They prepare authentic Haitian cuisine at reasonable cost ... PACKED ... Exemplary ...
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Red Beans and Rice
This recipe was chronicled in Time/Life's Foods of the World - The Cooking of the Caribbean Islands (1970) and comes from Haiti.
To serve 6:
1 cup dried red kidney beans
1.5 teaspoons salt
Freshly-ground black pepper
6 to 8 cups water
3 tablespoons lard
2 cups uncooked long-grain white rice
In a large sieve or colander, wash the beans under running water until the draining water runs clear. Transfer them to a heavy 3- to 4-quart saucepan, add 1/2 teaspoon of the salt and a few grindings of pepper, and pour in 6 cups of water. Bring to a boil over high heat; reduce the heat to low, and simmer, partially covered, for about 1.5 hours, or until the beans are tender but still intact. Drain in a sieve set over a deep bowl and put the beans aside. Measure the cooking liquid and add enough water to make 4 cups.
In a heavy 2.5- to 3-quart saucepan, melt 1 tablespoon of the lard over moderate heat. When it is very hot but not smoking, add the rice and stir for 1 or 2 minutes, until the grains turn somewhat milky and opaque.
Stir in the 4 cups of reserved liquid and water, the remaining teaspoon of salt, and a liberal grinding of pepper; cover tightly, and reduce heat to the lowest possible point. Simmer undisturbed for about 20 minutes, or until the rice is tender and has aborbed all of the liquid. Taste for seasining and set aside off the heat, partially covered to keep the rice warm.
Working quickly, melt the remaining 2 tablespoons of lard in a heavy 8- to 10-inch skillet. Drop in the beans and stir until they are heated through. Watch carefully for any signs of burning and regulate the heat accordingly.
Fluff the rice with a fork, mound it on a heated platter, and surround it or top it with the beans. Serve at once.
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