Sunday, June 9, 2013

Fava Bean?

Hmmmm....the only time I have really heard of fava beans was in a movie and there was a body part served with them and a nice glas of chiante....f.f.f.f.f.f.f.  


I decided my family was going to like these little buggers.


2 pounds fresh Fava Beans
4 ears of corn, already cooked and cut off cobs
one small yellow onion
2 garlic cloves
1T butter
1T olive oil
4T chopped red pepper
Fresh tarragon and oregano ( if you dont have fresh...come get some out of my garden, or if you MUST, you can use dried...)
Sea Salt
Cracked pepper

*Shell the beans from the pods.  Have a large pot full of salty water boiling.  Throw those babies in there and boil for 3-4 minutes.  take them out and plunge into a bowl of COLD water.  Cool the beans then take off the outer, greyish looking shell.  (this is the point where my kids were questioning whether they were going to actually eat these or not...pretty interesting looking little fella's.

in a saute pan, we added 2 cloves of garlic, smashed, one small onion chopped,  3 4 T. chopped red pepper, a T butter and a T olive oil and some fresh tarragon and oregano out of the garden.  saute on med-high heat until the onions are just translucent and throw the beans and corn in there.  Heat through and cook on a medium heat for about nine more minutes, until the beans are nice and soft and season to taste with sea salt and cracked pepper.

This was actually a fun, spring dish.  We always HAVE to use everything in the basket...this is a fun way to get your kids to try new things...I have a whole blog post I will have to do on that!

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