Monday, April 27, 2009

Fava Beans

Fava beans are another thing we get from the CSA that I never *really* know what to do with. This week we got 2 lbs. Here's what I did:

Favas with garlic and carrots:
2 lb unshelled favas
1/2 c. shredded carrots
2 stalks celery, diced
2 T. rehydrated dried onion ('cuz I didn't have regular onion)
2 cloves garlic
2 T olive oil
salt and pepper
1 T fresh savory (savory goes well with favas...oh, what do I know. We got savory from the farm.)

Shell the favas. Boil a pot of water, drop in the shelled favas, and boil 3 min. Drain and cool.

When cool, peel the outer skin off the beans.

Saute the celery in the olive oil until soft. Add garlic, onion, savory, and carrots, and saute 1 min. Add favas, saute one min. Add 1/2 cup water, cover, reduce heat, and simmer 15 min. Remove cover and continue to cook until water is evaporated and beans start to brown a bit. Add salt and pepper to taste.

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