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Offline BethL

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Fava Beans
« on: May 12, 2007, 06:33:37 PM »
I tried cooking fava beans for the first time after purchasing them at the Walnut Creek farmer's market last week.  Here is a simple and delicious recipe.  Fava Beans are best when purchased in May and again in October.  The most helpful website about buying, storing and preparing fava beans is:  http://www.oceanmist.com/favabeans.htm     

My recipe source is http://www.whistlingtrainfarm.com/pages.eatit/4eatit.favabeans

Fava Beans Baked with Garlic and Rosemary 

Serves 2 - 3 as a side dish

2 whole Green Garlic Bulbs (or peeled cloves from 2 mature bulbs of garlic)
1 cup Shelled Fava Beans (or 2 lbs. unshelled beans)
2 sprigs Fresh Rosemary & Thyme (or 1/2 tsp dried)
1/8 cup Olive Oil
Salt & Pepper to taste
Olive Oil

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2.  Arrange the garlic in the bottom of a small baking dish appropriate to bring to the table.  Surround the favas and cover with the rosemary.  Drizzle the olive oil evenly over the vegetables.  Cover and bake for 40 minutes, or until the garlic is tender.  Season with salt and pepper, moisten with additional olive oil, and serve.

Oh and don't forget to serve with a nice Chianti!! ;)

Beth Larson