|pardon the strawberry stains on my cutting board!|
I've had fava beans at least once before, but it was loooong ago. So long ago that I don't even remember what I did with them! I know I liked them, but haven't exactly gone out of my way to pick them up again. However, when they appeared in last week's CSA share, I decided I must figure out a way to make these that's all my own so I can have a foolproof recipe to go back to if this ever happens again.
This is not the world's most difficult or most gourmet recipe, by any means. In fact, I'm not sure if it can really be considered a recipe, but I'm calling it such no matter what! In the end, though, even though I'm happy with how the meal turned out, I'm okay with not having fava beans again for another year or two.
Roasted Fava Beans
Fava beans, with pods removed
Olive oil for pan and to pour over beans
Salt and pepper to taste
- Turn oven broiler on.
- Pour oil into skillet or oven-proof pan. Place shelled fava beans into pan and pour more oil over them. Sprinkle salt and pepper to taste.
- Broil for about 10 minutes, or until browned. Serve with pasta or rice.