White Beans with Broccolini

  • 1/2 lb. smoked bacon; diced
  • 1 white onion; medium dice
  • 1 bunch broccolini; trimmed
  • 1 large can cannellini beans; drained and rinsed
  • 5-10 large garlic cloves; 1/2 minced, 1/2 thinly sliced
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • juice of 3 lemons
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • Kosher salt; to taste
  • Vegetable oil; as needed

Sweat bacon in a pan on medium high heat until bacon is about 1/2 way cooked. Add onion and sweat until bacon is fully cooked. Add beans and mix well with bacon and onions. Reduce heat to medium low. Add about 1/2 cup of wine along with the lemon juice and mix. Separately, heat a wok or large saute pan on high heat with 1-2 Tbsp of vegetable oil. Add broccolini, shaved garlic, lemon zest, and salt, tossing rapidly until broccolini is crisp, but not blackened. Remove from heat and add broccolini/garlic to bean mixture. Fold in broccolini  and add remainder of fresh garlic. Salt to taste and cook for an additional 2 minutes. To serve- scoop beans and top with 2-3 pieces broccolini.