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Lucanica and White Bean Stew Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 1 lb. Lucanica sausage, sliced
- 2 cans white beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 1 can diced tomatoes
- 1 tsp. dried oregano
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2 tbsp. olive oil

Special equipment needed:
- Large pot or Dutch oven
- Wooden spoon

Step-by-step instructions:

1. Heat olive oil in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat.
2. Add sliced Lucanica sausage and cook until browned, about 5-7 minutes.
3. Add chopped onion and minced garlic to the pot and cook until softened, about 3-5 minutes.
4. Pour in chicken broth, diced tomatoes, and dried oregano. Stir to combine.
5. Add drained and rinsed white beans to the pot and stir.
6. Bring the stew to a boil, then reduce heat to low and let it simmer for 20-25 minutes.
7. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
8. Serve hot.

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Medium-high heat for browning sausage, then low heat for simmering stew.
Serving size:
4-6 servings

Nutritional information:
Calories per serving: 350
Fat: 18g
Carbohydrates: 24g
Protein: 24g

Substitutions for ingredients:
- You can use any type of sausage in place of Lucanica.
- Cannellini beans can be used instead of white beans.
- Vegetable broth can be used instead of chicken broth for a vegetarian option.

- Add chopped kale or spinach to the stew for added nutrition.
- Use Italian seasoning instead of oregano for a different flavor profile.
- Add a splash of red wine to the stew while it simmers for a deeper flavor.

Tips and tricks:
- Make sure to drain and rinse the white beans before adding them to the pot.
- Brown the sausage before adding the onion and garlic for maximum flavor.
- Serve with crusty bread to soak up the delicious broth.

Storage instructions:
- Store leftover stew in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Reheating instructions:
- Reheat the stew in a pot over low heat until heated through.

Presentation ideas:
- Serve the stew in individual bowls with a sprig of fresh parsley on top.

- Fresh parsley or basil
- Grated Parmesan cheese

- Crusty bread
- Salad with a light vinaigrette

Suggested side dishes:
- Roasted vegetables
- Garlic bread

Troubleshooting advice:
- If the stew is too thick, add more chicken broth or water to thin it out.
- If the stew is too thin, let it simmer for a few more minutes to thicken.

Food safety advice:
- Make sure to cook the sausage thoroughly before adding it to the stew.
- Store leftover stew in the refrigerator within 2 hours of cooking.

Food history:
- Lucanica sausage is a type of Italian sausage that originated in the Basilicata region of southern Italy.

Flavor profiles:
- Savory, slightly spicy, and hearty.

Serving suggestions:
- Serve the stew hot with crusty bread for dipping.

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Region: Italian

Taste: Savory, Herby, Hearty, Earthy, Tangy