Fava Beans, Vicia faba or Broad Beans

April 13th, 2012 / Comments 0

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 Another ancient vegetable, fava beans have been a part of the Mediterranean diet since 6000 BC.

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After the fava beans are removed from the pod, each bean is then husked to remove it’s thick outer cover before it is steamed.

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Fava beans can be grilled whole, over an open fire, until the pod is soft and charred a bit. Splashed with extra virgin olive oil and sprinkled with coarse sea salt, diners shell their own beans.

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Just as when I eat artichokes or corn on the cob, there seems to be more on my plate when I have finished eating fava beans than when I started.

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